MLK B-day

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Happy birthday to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)…

Common, produced by “A Dream” Freedom Writers soundtrack

“Dr. King at Temple Israel” Queena Kim
In 1965 Martin Luther King. Jr. delivered a sermon at Temple Israel in Hollywood. King was invited to the temple by Rabbi Max Nussbaum, who himself used the pulpit to rail against injustices in Nazi Germany. King’s sermon was recorded on an old-fashioned reel-to-reel audio tape and buried in a pile in the Rabbi’s home. His widow Ruth, now 95-years-old, tells the story of that day. [transcript]. Aired Jan 15 2007 on NPR Day to Day (7:55 mp3)

“freedom 101” rx

“Taylor and Bessie Rogers” StoryCorps
Retired Memphis sanitation worker Taylor Rogers and his wife, Bessie, remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech (more strike StoryCorps), (1:35 mp3)

“Martin Luther King Sings” Gregory Brothers Songified History

Robert F Kennedy addresses an Indianapolis crowd, April 4 1968, the day of MLK’s death, from Top 100 Speeches: (6:02 mp3):

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes “Wake Up Everybody” (1975 Soul Train performance featuring the recently late long-time great Teddy Pendergrass)

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