Wednesday MidDay Medley Remembers MLK

Wednesday MidDay Medley
TEN to NOON Wednesdays – Streaming at
90.1 FM KKFI – Kansas City Community Radio
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

“Remembering MLK”
+ Cat Mahari & Hermon Mehari

MLK at The March on Washington, 1963

MLK at The March on Washington, 1963

Wednesday MidDay Medley celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. Dr. King led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means.

By the time of his death, Dr. King had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the Vietnam War, both from a religious perspective. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 198I.

Mark plays music of the movement from: The Staple Singers, Pops Staples, Mavis Staples, Mahalia Jackson, Curtis Mayfield, Nina Simone, Common & John Legend, Pete Seeger, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Labelle, Solomon Burke, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Sweet Honey in The Rock, Tramaine Hawkins, Ella Mitchell, Billy Porter, and Bobby Watson & The I Have a Dream Project featuring Kansas City Poet and Charlotte Street Award Winner Glenn North.

At 11:11 we’ll talk with nationally recognized Kansas City based dancer, performance artist, choreographer, Cat Mahari, and internationally acclaimed, award winning Kansas City jazz trumpeter, Hermon Mehari, who join us to share information about BAM! the Workshop, a multimedia performance approach to diversity and inclusion training, that is focused on honest and impactful conversations about America and blackness, localized stories and events to develop better workplace diversity, economic growth and community development.

Black Lives Matter. Racism is a systemic problem in the United States of America and we must continue the work of peaceful non-violent protest when faced with institutional inequality and injustice. We must continue the work of MLK, Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Rosa Parks. None of us are free until all of us are free.

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