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Today, on The Meter, we discuss the legacy of Martin Luther King. The civil rights leader organized marches throughout his career that led to sweeping reforms in race relations. We will cover the latest in the New Jersey bridge "scandal" involving Gov. Chris Christie and how this may effect his presidential desires. As he midterm elections take shape a voter ID law in Pennsylvania has been struck down by a state judge claiming its an unreasonable burden. In North Carolina a judge has stuck down a law requiring a woman to have an ultrasound before an abortion. Are these cases a threat to democracy? In a seemingly rare moment of bipartisanship the US Congress passed a $1.1 Trillion spending bill that funds the government thought September reversing previous cuts and freezes. Please join the discussion at 10:00 AM. your not is essential.
Grammy winner, Dr. Martin Luther King…did she say Grammy winner? Yes indeed! Dr. King won a Grammy in 1971 for Best Spoken Word Album for “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam”. What else don’t you know about him?
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Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream."
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Friday night on The Forbidden Fruit Radio Show, we have a special interview with Martin Luther KIng III, the eldest son of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King. We will be discussing the upcoming 85th birthday celebration and 29th national observance of the life of his father, Dr Martin Luther King jr. We also be talking about his new childrens book, entitled "My Daddy, Martin Luther King jr". We will also ask him his thoughts on the infamous flyer that was circulated promoting a twerking party using his father's image in a distasteful manor.
Tune in Friday (1/17/14) at 8pm EST and listen...this is going to be a Forbidden Fruit radio show highlight you won't want to miss.
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This special, impromptu episode was laid on my heart in a dream. Quite ironic don't you think? Come join me on No Chaser Radio and share with the world how the memory of Martin Luther King Jr inspires you. Call in number is (347) 202-0850. Call in time: 10PM EST.
Jesse Epps honors Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. as we commemorate Dr. King's Birthday. Dr. King was in the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement and made his mark in history. Jesse Epps, was one of Dr. King's closest friends and advisors, and was with him on the day of his assassination. Jesse honors us today by talking about his friend, Dr. King and how he spends his life forwarding the extraordinary vision of Dr King. http://www.americarebrith.org http://www.nuafonline.org
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.
Born Michael King, his father changed his name in honor of German reformer Martin Luther. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, in 1962, and organized nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, that attracted national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police response. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history. He also established his reputation as a radical, and became an object of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's COINTELPRO for the rest of his life. FBI agents investigated him for possible communist ties, recorded his extramarital liaisons and reported on them to government officials, and on one occasion, mailed King a threatening anonymous letter that he interpreted as an attempt to make him commit suicide.
On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches and the following year, he took the movement north to Chicago. In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam".
Mrs. Naomi Ruth Barber King, wife of Rev. A.D. King, the brother of martyred Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that after many years of being asked to record the unknown history of the King brothers in a book, at the age of 81, she finally decided to share her knowledge. Her book, "A.D. and M.L. King: Two Brothers Who Dared To Dream," is quickly becoming a highly sought after memoir as a new generation seeks to understand the motivation behind Dr. King's tactic of non-violent direct action in confronting southern racial hate. The family endured much in order to bring about the historic changes in America. The sacrifice of the King family is much more understood and appreciated through the work of Mrs. King, whose insight and honesty those memorable moments in history to life.
TONIGHT WE PAY HOMAGE TO OUR ELDER MARTIN LUITHER KING JUNIOR WITH TWO OF HIS SPEECHES:
I'VE BEEN TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP & HIS COMMENTARY ON RACE REALTIONS
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