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Ethnic Studies: Born in the Bay Area From History's Biggest Student Strike

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Ethnic Studies: Born in the Bay Area From History's Biggest Student Strike

"Legislation earlier this summer that would require all incoming freshman at Cal State universities to taken ethnic studies class listener. Michael Variety asked our Bay curious team this question I've heard that there was actually a revolution in the Bay Area for an ethnic studies field. Is this true? And how did it happen? The short answer. Yes, it's true. Reporter assault A sonnet. Poor tells us how it went down during the longest student strike in US history. It was November of 1968. The US was 13 years into the Vietnam War. American soldiers hiking their way through the sweaty jungles of South Vietnam, searching for enemy Martin Luther King had been assassinated earlier that year, and the Black Panther Party demanded systemic change for black communities plagued by poverty and police brutality. That's what black students at San Francisco State wanted to bury. Proves to be a member ofthe last. This is Nesbitt Crutchfield. He started studying at San Francisco State in 1967 and soon joined the black student union. It was the very 1st 1 in the country. It was very clear to me that Black soon Union representative. Very progressive. Among black spoons at state among black students in the very but just a small percentage of black students went to SF State admission rates for minority students had dwindled down to just 4%. Even those 70% of students in the SF Unified School District for from minority backgrounds is a black person you expected for all intensive purposes. To be one of the very few black people in whatever classroom laboratory auditorium. The U. N was overwhelmingly white. Amidst that whiteness black students were hungry to study their own history. The black student union had been pushing the university to create a black studies department for nearly three years. But administrators resisted the idea. was an era of young people asking questions and want to transform their communities. Jason Ferreira is a professor in the Department of Race and Resistance at San Francisco State College of ethnic studies. And that impulse that That hunger to transform one's communities is actually what forms the basis of ethnic studies. It's around this time that Penny no. Okatsu was grappling with her own questions about race and identity. We want Asian Americans, then we were Orientals. An Oriental is a term that was imposed on us by the largest society, so starting to use the term Asian American was a way of taking back er. Our own destiny. Henny became a member of a student organization called the Asian American Political Alliance. It was just one of many ethnic student organizations popping up on campus and an early fall of 1968. These organizations banded together in formed a coalition, the Third World Liberation Front. And at that particular time, third world referred to the Non Aligned Countries are cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It was synonymous with how we might use people of color today. English professor and Black Panther. George Murray was one of San Francisco state's most influential anti Vietnam organizers. Students loved Murray, but his outspoken politics didn't sit well with us of state administrators. The war in Vietnam is racist. That is the law that crackers like Johnson are using black soldiers and poor white soldiers of Mexican soldiers as dupes and fools to fight against people of color. In Vietnam. The board of trustees fired Murray over Comment like this one on November 1st 1968 5 days later, the black student union and the Third World Liberation Front joined together and went on strength in aspic, Crutchfield says Despite coming from different backgrounds, the strikers had a clear goal. I wanted to find out and be educated about ourselves, and we could not get that the nobody getting educated Initially, strikers did things like cherry bombs in toilets and check out tons of books at once in order to overwhelm the school's library system, But almost immediately, administrators invited police on campus. Jason Ferreira says they swarmed the school armed with five foot batons. Students responded by throwing rocks and cursing out the police. Police came down heavy hard, and they just began cracking skulls Strikers carried on anyway. Penny No. Okatsu was protesting on January 23rd 1969. In what many call the mass bust. Two lines of police came up and basically surrounded the over 500 people who were there for the rally and tracked all of the individuals who are part with that net police charged at students, Penny says it was one of the bloodiest and most frightening days of the entire strike. That was a military movement, literally a practice orchestrated military movement. Hundreds were arrested. Virtually all of the individuals arrested head Tio spend some jail time. There are real consequences to having participated in that event. It's up two more months. But eventually in March, administrators and strikers negotiated a deal after five months of protesting the school agreed to many striker demands. They promised to accept virtually all non white applicants for fall of 1969 and they agreed to establish a college of ethnic studies, the first in the country. Class is about communities of color. Ethnic studies is a way of embracing all of the cultures that make up not just this country, but with the world. And if we don't understand each other, how we're going to get along. I'm a solace on before the news For more details

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SW Atlanta dealing with huge water main break

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SW Atlanta dealing with huge water main break

"This morning at Martin Luther King Jr Drive between Lin her strive and link would water service temporarily disrupted for 15 businesses in one apartment complex crews working to repair that break in the 12 inch Ah, water main As

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1 woman dead, another injured in Hempstead shooting in Long Island, New York

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1 woman dead, another injured in Hempstead shooting in Long Island, New York

"Cops on Long Island investigating a deadly shooting that claimed one life that of a 28 year old woman. Injured another one to happen in Hempstead just after midnight when police responded to reports of shots fired at a location on Martin Luther King Drive. There they found the two victims, ages 28 29 shot by an unknown gunman. A woman who survived. That's the 29 year old hospitalized now in stable still in ongoing investigation, and no idea yet on the woman who wound up losing her life and in Far Rockaway, One man died from a gunshot wound to the torso. Police say they found the victim on the ground. Just after 6 30 this morning inside 22-30 Dicks Avenue. He was later pronounced dead at ST John's Hospital. No arrest yet no idea either on the victim has yet been

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Black Entrepreneurs Urged to Seize the Moment Despite Difficulties

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02:36 min | Last week

Black Entrepreneurs Urged to Seize the Moment Despite Difficulties

"Business becomes part of the conversation, and it becomes part of the community. You write about how These black own franchises of McDonald's shape the community around them. They goes beyond providing jobs. They play a leading cultural roll. Talk a little bit about that. Right, so African American franchise owners take on the role that black business owners have historically taken on, and that means that they're providing other resource is in communities because of the color line in government services and opportunities. So they're underwriting youth programs in schools there, making sure that first jobs are actually being created. In the communities. They're sponsoring things like the early Martin Luther King Jr holiday, So you start to see their influence not just in the business sector, but for historically black colleges and universities for the creation of the all American basketball team. And so these black franchise owners become incredibly visible and incredibly popular in these communities, because, as I say in my book, these communities are cut off from federal resource is and other types of opportunities in order to have their needs met. So, Dr Chaplin. How far does it extend beyond McDonald's? Because we do know that today in 2020 the gap in wealth between black Americans and white Americans. His massive. Why didn't this catch on Mohr beyond McDonald's? Well, we think that the reality is that you can't solve robust and complex and deep social problems simply by having business leave the way that we have. Public fear we have public policy with public resource is like taxes in order to do that. But what it does reveal is that this moment that McDonalds is in right now, saying that they stand for black lives donating to the end of the CP. It's not knew we have a 50 year plus history of McDonald's inserting itself into the civil rights struggle. So that they can appear that there on the right side of history. But in this early period when MacDonald was extending the opportunity for Franchising, people did not have the full understanding of the consequences of fast food on the American diet. As well as the concerns about wages in the industry today supporting black live visa be McDonald's has more to do with the quality of work. And benefits and providing for its people than some of these other solutions from the past.

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Obama to deliver eulogy for civil rights icon John Lewis in Atlanta

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Obama to deliver eulogy for civil rights icon John Lewis in Atlanta

"Report The Life and Legacy of John Lewis. Family, Friends, congressional leaders and former presidents have have gathered gathered at at Ebenezer Ebenezer Baptist Baptist Church Church in in Atlanta Atlanta to to say say goodbye goodbye to to congressman congressman and and civil civil rights rights icon icon John John Lewis, Lewis, CBS CBS News News correspondent correspondent Alison Alison Keith Keith at at the the beginning beginning of of the the Celebration Celebration of of Life for John Lewis Historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church. Joint with churches all over the nation, bringing a bill 80 times to honor the man who faced death throughout his life and his battle for civil rights. The funeral is being held at the church where Dr Martin Luther King Jr and his father once preached former President George W. Bush. John Lewis. Always looked outwards. Not in words he always thought of others. Former President Barack Obama will deliver Lewis's eulogy. CBS News Special Report. I'm Jim Krystle. And, of course, stay with

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John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta

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01:15 min | Last week

John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta

"The sound in Atlanta as masked Mourners air filing into a church where a funeral service for the legendary civil rights fighter and longtime congressman John Lewis is being held ahead of his burial. A winnable use. Mike Doherty has a preview. For half a century, John Lewis dedicated his life to civil rights and civil service. President Obama will deliver his eulogy at Ebenezer Baptist Church. That's the same church where Dr Martin Luther King Jr used to deliver sermons. Former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton are expected to attend the services Well, President Donald Trump says he will not go Georgia governor Brian Kemp says no matter where you go, everybody knows the name of John Lewis and Mohr importantly, They know his record of standing up. Speaking out and shaking up the status quo. Lewis made a name for himself by getting into what he calls good trouble. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms says he laid the groundwork for her and others and she will carry on his legacy and so governor when the good trouble continues to know that it is with the blessings of Congressman Lewis Lewis is the first black lawmaker toe lie in state at at the the Capitol Capitol Rotunda Rotunda in in Washington, Washington, D D C. C.

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Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta

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24:00 min | Last week

Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta

"Rights activist and icon who became a moral force in the United States. Congress will be laid to rest. Today. He's been celebrated in a series of memorials this week and this past Sunday, he received a hero's sendoff in his native state of Alabama. And on Monday, Congressman Lewis was honored in Washington, DC It was an emotional Ceremony with lawmakers. His colleagues Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, played a portion of a speech that Lewis gave to graduates at Emory University in 2014. As young people. You must understand that there are forces that would take us back to another period. But you must know that would mark warned by way made too much progress and we're going to make you some step back. Some delays some disappointment, but you must never give up. I give in. You must keep the faith and keep so eyes on the prize. That is so calling. That is your mission That is tomorrow. Obligation that is oh, man. They get out there and do it getting away. Lewis lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda following the ceremony, making him the first black lawmaker to receive that honor. And today, Congressman Lewis comes home to Atlanta, Georgia. The funeral service is being held at the historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church, where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was once co pastor and joining us Now is Emma Hurt. She's a reporter with our member station W. A. B in Atlanta, and she joins us live from outside of Ebeneezer Baptist and Emma describe what it's like there where you are right now. Hi, Emma. Can you hear me? Emma will be joining us shortly. She is outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Now let's go to Debbie Elliot. We'll check back in with Emma. And just a few moments. Hi, Debbie. How are you? I am good. I know that you spent a lot of time in Alabama over the weekend. There were several memorials and services. It was quite a scene. Right. You know, I think the thing that stands out the most was was when he was in Selma and his casket was on this horse drawn carriage. And it crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, of course, that iconic place where he was met with state troopers and sheriff's deputies who beat him up in a peaceful march for voting rights. Back in 1965 and people had come to sort of witness him make that Symbolic final crossing. Yeah, you've been You've known the congressman for for many years. You spoke with him back in 2015 at that. Edmund Pettus Bridge. Tell us about that. Yes. So this was in advance of 50th anniversary celebrations marking You know, 50 years since the Voting Rights Act passed because of that horrible incident on that bridge. The nation in the world really became aware of the brutality against African Americans who were pushing for equality in the American South. And so I met him there. We stood at the foot of the bridge, and we had a conversation about what it was like back then. And let's listen to a little bit, and he describes what happened on that came before. Beating us. Shrimping with horses. Releasing the tick and I was getting here. A state trooper with the night stick. My legs went from under me. I thought I was going to die. I thought I saw death. He thought he saw death, You know, and this was a moment where he had been that the the sheriff's deputy in the state troopers told them you have to turn back. We're not going to let you march to Montgomery. And they asked to kneel in prayer and as they went to kneel in prayer before they were going to turn back and go back to their churches. They were told. The meeting started. Tell me what's so powerful about that moment in history is that it was it was. It was a time where people were able to see for the first time the brutality. Those images were so powerful. It was labeled bloody Sunday and it sped up the passages you said of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Debbie will will come back to you a little later to talk more about that. That's NPR's Debbie Elliot. We now have with us in the hurt. She is a reporter with our member station W. Abe in Atlanta, and she's outside of Ebeneezer Baptist Church where services will be held today. And Emma describe for us what it's like for you out there right now what you're seeing. Okay. Hi, Emma. This is Tanya. Can you hear me? Hi. Yeah. Can you hear me? I can I know that. It's It's quite a crowd. Okay? Can you tell us a bit about what you're seeing out there? I'm seeing I'd say about 200 people out here and we've kind of got to groups. We've got the people that are starting to gather at the Jumbotron, which has been set up right outside the church. I'm waiting to watch the service live there. And then we've got a crowd of people who are who are welcoming people as they arrive, welcoming the VIPs on presidential watch. Right now, I would say, waiting waiting for the three former presidents who are going to attend today and speak and the mood here is is really. I mean, it's it's serious, but it's also so joyful. It's about singing, and the stories that people have been telling me are just really powerful stories of how much Congressman Lewis meant to them. How much his message means to them in this time. And how much they want their Children and their grandchildren to make sure to remember him and what he stood for. What's really powerful, a swell about his home state of of his home state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta. Is that so many people felt like they knew him because they met him. You're hearing all of those stories from folks, I'm sure their interactions with him. Ebeneezer Baptist has so much history is I mentioned earlier, Martin looking Junior was a co pastor their share with us the significance of that church. Well, this was this was more Luther King Juniors from church. He grew up in it and was pastor as you said. It was also John Lewis's Home Church, where his wife's funeral was held in 2013. And it's really special. I think for these two figures overlap in this In this part of Atlanta to on Auburn Avenue, which is really the centre of Black Atlanta life, and some would argue the center of the Civil Rights movement and the two figures. I mean yesterday what was so powerful about Congressman Lewis lying in state in the Capitol in Georgia was that this was an honor denied to Dr King when he died. So I spoke to people who said I'm here because of all the people like Dr King who were denied that honor. And here we are giving Congressman Lewis most them may be the most honor. That we can right now. Sure, Let's listen to some of those folks that you spoke with you. It was amazing. It was amazing. All people on the young people. A lot of my friends has passed away. But I remember him from there. So that's why you mentioned This church being in the Hart. I just want to tell you that was Patricia Spicer, who's here, and she was talking about seeing Congressman Lewis speak at the 1963 march on Washington and that that's why his words were so powerful then and grabbed her then and she had to come today. The body of John Lewis was brought to Atlanta yesterday, and as you mentioned, it passed a number of important landmarks in the city. Walk us through. Some of those final landmarks that this journey to finally to Ebeneezer Baptist Church. There were there were quite a few stops because, as you said, Congressman Lewis has been such a presence in his district for, you know, 30 plus years. There was a pause at the Rainbow Crosswalk in Midtown, which you know, celebrates LGBT Q. The LGBTQ community here they passed by his downtown congressional office and a major street here that was renamed after him in the John Lewis Freedom Parkway on DH. It was there was also a big stop at a mural that you, Khun see driving down the interstate that runs through Atlanta. It has a picture of John Lewis and the words hero and, you know, it was really powerful. Tio. Watch him land for the last time in Atlanta and to watch him, you know, make his his final journey around the city. That's Emma hurt. She's a reporter with our member station. W. A. B in Atlanta. Thank you so much. Thank you. We're going to bring in another voice to our conversation. Remembering today the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis Bishop Leah Daughtry is with us. Now. She's a political organizer and strategist. She ran. The Democratic National Convention is in 2008 in 2016 and she is the presiding prelate of the House of the Lord Churches. And there is perhaps no one better to talk about the intersection of faith in politics in this moment, which is what's so much of John Lewis's life really represents Bishop. Doctor. Thank you for being here. Good morning to you. And thank you very much from including this conversation. I guess I would just start by asking where your thoughts are this morning. Oh, you know, in the it's Ah, it's a powerful day. In the African American tradition. We call this the services home going And so they are mix of sorrow and sadness, but also great joy, particularly when it's someone like Mr Lewis, who has lived his life in such an exemplary way and in keeping with the principles of his faith that we know that he And our tradition. He's going home to be with the creator. And so we rejoice in bed and in the deeply held idea that we will see him again. So the mix of emotions on and I'm looking forward to the servants and being able to worship with those who have gathered To celebrate his life. The the word and his faith came before politics, did it. Not that was with what guided him first? Yes, yes, And I think that's so instructive for all of us who are people of faith. He was deeply guided by the principles of the face that he held so deeply and so closely and though that is what informed him and informed his action. Informed his decision to get involved in the civil rights movement on then to pursue a career in electoral politics. It's because of the ideals of of of our faith of our share faith that God intends for all of us. To live a full and abundant life. It holds us equally ah, in God's eyes and ah, divinely created and therefore in endowed with these Possibilities of being hole and equal. And then we have an obligation to pursue of society that sees us as God. And so for John Lewis that meant getting involved in the civil rights movement. That meant going on the bus boycotts being part of the leadership because it was he was pursuing the principal's off his face. And then in his later life, Of course, he came to Congress again, seeking ways to create a just society, a beloved community that treats all of its citizens equally. That has got had intended them to be he. It was almost a joke near the end of his life. How often he was asked to talk about preaching to chickens as a child on how readily he wanted to share that story, right? It was, he just he reveled in it of the idea of Off the joy he had as a very young man. I mean, eight years old, even sharing what he believed to be the most important important message there, Wass and and it helped him. Negotiate through through Washington. It helped him find ways to communicate with people with whom he disagreed. This's a very important part of his legacy is enough. It is it is, you know it and it tells you how deeply held his faith was. You know in these days, particularly when people are chasing followers, and ah likes and so forth on social Media network to think of this young man who who so loved his face. It was so impassioned by that any audience any Opportunity. He had to share his fate. Even with the chickens, Wass and was a chance to home his craft was a chance to get his ideas out was a chance. The tests, cadences and rhythms of words was a chance to share was the chickens and with those around the pick of the air, the grass the field how passionate he was about things that he believed and then bringing those ideals to Congress and understanding again. The people I help The idea of our faith that God has created a so equal And so if this idea that you don't have to be just like me to be just like me, there's something we have in common with each other. And if we can just talk if we can just be in conversation, we can see each other perhaps here because we may not still agree, but at least The tendency to demonize the unknown goes away lesson diminishes in the conversation. And who could refuse the conversation with Mr Lewis, who could refuse to just sit and talk and listen, and he was as good a listener. As he Waas a conversationalist. So you know, I think the Congress was richer for having him there on the Congress was Richard that his colleagues were Richard for just being able to be in conversation with someone who has deeply held ideal of deeply held conviction and experience. We should point out. Three former presidents are expected to get the memorial today. Bill Clinton. Barack Obama and and George W. Bush. I mean, just exemplifying the way that he he was very firm about what he believed and believed in his party, but he would work with Republicans if it meant Getting getting through the legislation he thought was most important. That's right. I mean, red and blue. These sorts of lines. These artificial divisions that we create among ourselves to categorize each other didn't really existed. Mr Lewis's lexicon. It was all about the humanity of people, and so has admit moving communities forward if admits Getting everybody the rights they deserve. Then he was willing to have the conversation. He was willing to be engaged and involved. And we see that in the folks that are going to speak today that are going to be present today at the tone and the tenor of the service, which he himself Designed. He spoke to his his closest staff. A. Stephen knew his time was shortening and said, who he wanted to be there. And what's the one of the elements of the club is to be what we see. Today is of Mr Lewis's own crafted bishop. Doctor, Can I ask one quick question if you were involved in the ceremony today, Realism putting you on the spot. But is there scripture that you think represents this moment, something you can point to that that carries the weight of history with it, but also Is about hope is about the future. You know, The thing that comes to mind for me is the passage and Hebrews. There's a chapter the faith chapter. We call it. Chapter 11 that talks about all the icons of our faith. Abraham and Sarah and getting and so forth on a long litany and in the middle of verse 13 says these all died in the faith, not having received the promises. But having seen them afar off, and for me that speaks of the hope. That was Mr Lewis's life. He stood on the shoulders of those who went before who didn't see freedom who didn't think the achievement of our civil rights. He followed them and he lived his life in such a way that he advanced the faith. He advance the causes, but he didn't see all of the achievement. And now we come behind him on continue his legacy. So he believed he held these convictions didn't scenes didn't see everything he fought for comes repair, But he still believed he still continue fighting. And henceforth Scripture goes on to say there was laid up for me A crown of righteousness was the Lord. That right? Justo shall give me on that day. And not to me only bought to all those who love disappearing. And so we look forward to seeing the two of us again in the future. Bishop Leah Daughtry. Thank you so much for sharing your reflections with us on this day. Thank you. Yes, very powerful. Let's go now to NPR. Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell and NPR's senior editor and correspondent on the Washington desk. Ron Elving. Hey, guys. Kelsey. Good morning. We've heard so many powerful tributes from people throughout the country and the world. But But Louis is home state of Georgia. His presence and work had an especially profound. Meaning for his home state of Georgia for his district. Tell us a little bit more about his time there. You know, I am reminded of a couple of really, really standout moments of. I think one of the things that I think about a lot right now is the tribute that that they delivered for Johnny Isakson, who was a Republican senator. Of from Georgia, who retired last year, and in 2019 it was in November. So just just so a bit ago, Johnny Isakson was being was being honored and John Lewis Delivered this speech explaining how they could work together and and how there was an opportunity for anybody to find spaces where they agreed. And then, at the end of his speech, he walked across the Isaacson, who was in bad health and who had had trouble with his spine and said I will come to you brother and walked over and gave him a hug. That was really very much representative of the way. That John Lewis approached, you know, working on problems was what he wanted there to be bipartisanship. He wanted to be the person who came across, walked across and shake somebody's hand gave them a hug and said We can get something done here. He was also the kind of person who, whenever you saw him in the capital. There would be some person some tourist or a constituent who wanted to come and talk to him, and there was always had the time he had the time to tell his story had the time to talk to people about their story. He was extremely generous with his time and his constituents were known to come up to the capital and spent time directly with him. There was never a moment when it team like he was bigger than anybody else. Yeah, it's been Ah, so enriching and so fun over the last week to hear how so many people that I personally no have have met John Lewis, whether it's in Washington whether it's in Atlanta. New York Across the country. People have had a chance to meet him, but also have these intimate one on one conversations with him A CZ. We've learned he never turned anyone away. He was always willing to stop and have those conversations. One of the things that jumps out to me was a story about Congressman Lewis. When Hey, was in his district and he would spend a day doing a job in the district so even way back in the seventies, he would do things like drive a ups truck for a day to get a sense of what his constituents were up against. That is something that so many people feel is that he was of the people. Absolutely, and a lot of members of Congress that I speak to say they learned from that approach. They learned from John Lewis not just from the work that he did in civil rights, but the way he had a relationship with his constituents the way that he continued to speak about issues that meant something to him and then became active in them. I am reminded of the sit in on the House floor. On gun violence. He led House Democrats in a sit in and following. I believe the pulse shooting and they said that this was not a time when they could leave, and then he wanted to be the person who, you know who did the good trouble that he always talks about. He did not want to just be a person talking about it. He wanted to be a person involved in it. And you know so many members of Congress on Democrats and Republicans who felt inspired by that personal connection to his beliefs. The service eyes expected to begin shortly, and about 10 5 or 10 minutes. Ron, I'd love to go through with you what we can expect for today's service. But I want to talk first about Lewis's time as a civil rights activist, part of the movement back in the sixties. We expect to hear a lot about that today during the service, right? Yes, indeed, his life traced if you will, the trajectory of the African American experience over the last 70 80 years in American history. He was one of the group sometimes referred to as the Big Six, of course, beginning with Martin Luther King, whose name will be invoked. Many times today, but also Whitney Young of the National Urban League. Roy Wilkins of the CP. James Farmer of the Congress of regular Racial Equality and a Philip Randolph from the Pullman Porters Union. They were in many respects the Giants. Of the civil rights movement, as it took shape after World War two and rose in the fifties and sixties. Of course, John Lewis was there for most, all of it. He was part of the citizens at lunch counters in Nashville. He was one of the original 13 Freedom riders in 1961 integrating bus travel in the south. He was the youngest speaker on that day in 1963 when the march on Washington for jobs and justice featured Martin Luther King's I have a Dream speech. John Lewis spoke that day was the youngest speaker. He's the last person surviving from the speakers Dyas that day. And then, of course, the 1965 moment we have referenced Many times his beating on the Pettus Bridge. And, of course, his career in Congress, As Kelsey has described and then his links to the Black lives matter movement, which he paid tribute to In death as his cortege was coming to the capital earlier this week and paused on black lives matter Plaza in front of the White House to pay tribute to the movement and the people who are carrying forward his ideals today. Yes, And as we

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John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

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John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

"Today's funeral for John Lewis will be held at a church steeped in civil rights history the wife of John Lewis will be remembered and celebrated at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist church where Martin Luther king was once the pastor and were Lewis was a member it was king's sermons St Louis first listen to is a fifteen year old boy growing up in Alabama that inspired his civil rights work for the next sixty five years a person familiar with the arrangement says former president Barack Obama is expected to speak former president George W. bush also is expected to attend I'm Mike help at

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John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

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00:38 sec | Last week

John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

"Today's funeral for John Lewis will be held at a church steeped in civil rights history the wife of John Lewis will be remembered and celebrated at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist church where Martin Luther king was once the pastor and were Lewis was a member it was king's sermons St Louis first listen to is a fifteen year old boy growing up in Alabama that inspired his civil rights work for the next sixty five years a person familiar with the arrangement says former president Barack Obama is expected to speak former president George W. bush also is expected to attend I'm Mike help at

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John Lewis Funeral to Be Held at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist

KNX Evening News

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John Lewis Funeral to Be Held at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist

"Farewell for a civil rights giant. On Thursday. Here's CBS's Alison Keys. The funeral for Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis is being held at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. The voice of Dr Martin Luther King Jr once rang out during the fight for justice. Voting rights in equality Jennifer Holiday will sing Take my hand Precious Lord, a favorite of kings and a staple of black funerals. Former President Obama will give the eulogy for John Lewis before private burial. Also attending will be former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

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John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

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00:32 sec | Last week

John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that MLK once led

"Ofthe final farewell for a civil rights giant. On Thursday. Here's CBS's Alison Keys. The funeral for Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis is being held at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the voice of Dr Martin Luther King Jr once rang out during the fight for justice, voting rights in equality. Jennifer Holiday will sing, Take my hand Precious Lord, a favorite of kings and a staple of black funerals. Former President Obama will give the eulogy for John Lewis before private burial. Also attending will be former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W.

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Black Women Deserve More Credit in Civil Rights Movements

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

03:05 min | Last week

Black Women Deserve More Credit in Civil Rights Movements

"Black women have been the pioneers of so many movements that have changed the world, the Eurasia of black women from the story of these movements is something. We've seen many times throughout American history starting all the way back with the women's suffrage movement. African American women in particular played a significant in sometimes overlooked role at a suffrage movement. There were African American women fighting for suffrage from the beginning you. Know sojourner truth and the time of the civil war I to be Wells Barnett and Mary Church. Terrell, they built a movement that would grow to half a million but they would never find exceptions among mainstream. Selfridge's at that time. Suffrage leaders were actively wooing southern white members to appease the southerners. White suffragettes found it expedient to abandon their black sisters they minimize the presence of black woman in that struggle. Stan seize control of suffrage history, and this multi volume book still dominates the histories and essentially wrote black women out of that. That's right. Black suffragettes were literally written out of the history books by white women in the movements and just look at their faces. It's like they had already seen the future and they were like I'M NOT GONNA get credit for any of this Emma because the truth is certain white feminist heroes worst super-problematic. People, remember them like they were early versions of wonder woman when in reality they were more like the mom from get out. Now, you may not be surprised that these nineteen twenties, Karen's where he gets to accept black women's work but give them credits. But what may surprise you is that black men in the civil rights movement also happy to do a similar thing most women who worked in the movement who were the exit backbone of the civil rights movement were not really known media attention would always be drawn to the men of the movement as they are doing work that Martin, Luther, King's and others but would not necessarily go to women like Ella Baker who was a longtime activist. Who helped to nurture and birth the student movement Diane Nash With the Lead Strategist behind the citizens in Nashville and the freedom writers he played a critical role in organizing the Selma marches. Dorothy height was the Godmother of the civil rights movement. But because she was a woman, she was often off to the side behind the podium behind the scenes she was guiding force at the table when the big six planned the historic march on Washington in nineteen sixty three, the lone woman at a table full of med, yet despite all her efforts height could not convince them that a woman should be allowed to speak at the podium the day of the march come on man this is so messed up. Black Women with the lifeblood of the civil rights movement, and still they got caught blocked by the dudes I. Mean, the Reverend's got half a dozen microphones right there you come break. One of those offer, my girl Dorothy she was a critical part of the group if the vendors were fighting Santa's but they made eye on Manchester from the stands and this just shows you that black women don't just have to deal with racism from the world but oftentimes, they have to deal with the sexism within their own communities and the world at large.

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Ebenezer Baptist Church a fitting site for John Lewis' funeral

AP 24 Hour News

00:18 sec | Last week

Ebenezer Baptist Church a fitting site for John Lewis' funeral

"Congressman John Lewis is lying in repose at the Georgia capital are Julie Walker reports capital. Members of the public pay their respects that on Thursday, a private service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, or Dr Martin Luther King Jr s funeral was also held. Lewis died July 17th at age 80

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Civil rights icon Lewis to lie in repose at Georgia Capitol

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | Last week

Civil rights icon Lewis to lie in repose at Georgia Capitol

"John Lewis will lie in repose at the Georgia capitol in his hometown of Atlanta today in one of the last memorial services for the long serving congressman and civil rights icon before he is buried today's service is part of a series of public remembrances for Lewis that began over the weekend members of the public will be able to pay their respects following a ceremony in his honor then on Thursday a private service will be held at Ebenezer Baptist church where Dr Martin Luther king junior's funeral was also held Lewis died July seventeenth at age eighty four to sharecroppers during Jim crow segregation he was beaten by Alabama state troopers in nineteen sixty five during a civil rights March across the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma at the nineteen sixty three March on Washington Lewis spoke ahead of king's I have a dream speech and in two thousand eleven was awarded the medal of freedom by president Obama I'm Julie Walker

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Arizona Congressman David Schweikert remembers John Lewis

Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes

00:38 sec | Last week

Arizona Congressman David Schweikert remembers John Lewis

"Of Congressman John Lewis lies in state of the U. S Capitol and Arizona Republican is sharing some fund memories of the late civil rights icon. Congressman David Schweikert served with Lewis on the House Ways and Means Committee and tells our Louis was revered in the halls of Congress. When he would speak in the committee. The committee would just sort of go silent because he had this very big voice, though most of the time Very quiet. He's one of those who actually has an amazing story and yet was kind to all of Lewis walked alongside Dr Martin Luther King Jr and the famed five day 54 mile March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. Lewis died on July 17th at the age of 80. Jeremy

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John Lewis Lies In State At US Capitol In Washington, DC

Newsradio 950 WWJ 24 Hour News

00:51 sec | Last week

John Lewis Lies In State At US Capitol In Washington, DC

"Body was lying in state Yesterday, the late congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis's words reverberated in the Capitol Rotunda will become better. Never become hostile. Never hate. Live in peace. No. One One people. One law here, CBS's and O'Keefe from Troy, Alabama to 17 term, Congressman John Robert Lewis took a farewell tour of Washington that stopped and monuments to movements He helped lead. It began at the memorial to his mentor, Martin Luther King Jr stopped at the Lincoln Memorial where he wants, addressed the march on Washington way and drove to the city's new black lives Matter Plaza where Louis himself walked last month, vice president Pence came to the capital to pay respects, as did Joe Biden. President Trump did not

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Trump will not visit Capitol to pay respects to civil rights icon John Lewis

Mark Mason

03:28 min | Last week

Trump will not visit Capitol to pay respects to civil rights icon John Lewis

"The world said goodbye to a civil rights icon in our nation's Capitol today and elsewhere, representative John Lewis honored in ceremonies at the Capitol. Talk about how that's impacting people where you are and what you saw, but it's hard to underestimate His impact on the civil rights leader. He was literally one of think a gang of six lieutenants under Martin Luther King back in the sixties, and at the time I think he may have been 25 26 years old Martin Luther King was only in his early thirties. When he gave his I have a dream speech, and we forget, you know, there's such towering figures were way think that they were much older than they were. And John Lewis died at 80 has had this incredibly long career. Hey, was beaten to within an inch of his life defending their right to vote and equal rights. For African Americans. This man is a hero. His bravery is is just breathtaking. One comment. I read from a colleague of his today and I was really taken with, she said. It was during the time of the hippies when John Lewis forever wore a three piece suit and carried a briefcase because he wanted to be taken seriously and thought to be ah, involved with important stuff. And you don't see that much anymore. And not only that, but hey also recalled that when he was arrested for civil disobedience, certainly not violence, but simply Protesting and using his first Amendment right to speak up. He always smile for the mug shot because he goes, I didn't do anything wrong. Why should I be doing anything about smiling here truly one of a kind of the benefit of all Americans then and now you go ahead and what's astonishing is that President Trump once again? Is not doing anything to pay his respects to this American icon. Hey, was asked, the president was asked if he was going to go up to the capital to pay respects to John Lewis, who was lying in state. They're one of I think only three African Americans to ever do that Rosa Parks. And Ah, uh, Thurgood Marshall. I think you were the other two. And he the president goes. No, I'm not going to no explanation. No comments about John Lewis. And, of course, he and John Lewis. We're not B f F S. John Lewis famously did not show up to the President's in all your old saying that he thought he was an illegitimate president. That he thought that he or at least the Russians did everything they could to get him elected and that it wasn't a legitimate presidency. He was going to attend the inaugural A good opportunity if nothing else, and this is a crass way to look at it to score some points. And we're all taught from a very early age. We show respect for those who have passed on it. It seems like an easy opportunity for the president take advantage of well. The president has not done that. For many leaders who died over the last couple years. John McCain, notably He did not was not invited to the funeral but didn't even bother to crash He was playing golf at his name escapes me now the congressman from Maryland who died another African American civil rights leader. Also had clashes with the president. He did not show up for that, then think I think the only major funeral that President Trump has shown up for was George H. W. Bush.

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John Lewis honored by lawmakers as ‘conscience of Congress’ as he lies in state at the Capitol

WBZ Midday News

00:48 sec | Last week

John Lewis honored by lawmakers as ‘conscience of Congress’ as he lies in state at the Capitol

"Rights icon John Lewis lies in state. Now he'll be there today and tomorrow at the Capitol in Washington, many who were touched by his life and legacy already paying tribute publicly the youngest daughter of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Telling me her uncle John kept her father's legacy alive. There were very few people After my father's assassination, who remained true to the nonviolent philosophy in methodology and carried it forward and legitimated it in this generation of time, and Congressman John Lewis will continue its journey to his final resting place. Departing for Capitol Hill, where he was known as the Conscience of Congress, maybe sees Rachel Scott and a motor skate carried the body in the casket. The flag draped casket of Lewis to Capitol Hill, where he will now lie in state. Ah, local

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"martin luther king" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

02:28 min | 2 months ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on Amanpour

"It is local eighteen thousand police departments. This is failed leadership at local level. It's a lot of speeches and not not a whole lot of courage, so I think that the demand now for them to do what they know. Know, they can do to exercise the power that they have to do it into. Just do it. I don't think that we need to talk around. We don't need to talk about a boycott I. Don't need you know we don't. We don't need that right now. They're like what we need. Is People already in the streets? In the reason? You're talking to me right now because they're in the streets. So because we are in the street because people all across the world on the street and has gotten people's attention and mayor. City! Council people they need to respond to that and do something that is meaningful. Because they had the power to do it today, they can't punt in the more they punt. The more people are just going to stay in the street. So raise you correctly said you are in the streets, and that's why we're talking about talking to you and I've been doing that my whole career around the world watching as I say, uprisings for freedom and democracy and dignity and justice so what I want to ask you. Is this the family of George Floyd? Just as we speak, came out and said end, the violence bought. You've gotTA. GotTa keep out on the streets key protesting MP's but lock those guys up in other words. They're saying all the rest of the others. The police the three others need to be held accountable like show van was. Is that what you're saying also needs to happen now is that the I guess the purpose of being in the street until that actually happens as floyd family was saying. So. You know you already know how I feel about. Telling pro-death is not to be violent. The violence isn't coming from the The protests is coming from the police, but we think about that solution it is. It is about making sure there's justice and Accountability Accountability that people confuse the terms, but they are similar, but not the same. Accountability is what happens after the trauma justice, the idea that there should be no trauma in the first place, so arresting me officers is good that is that is accountability. But Justice is what you see people in the street for two. They are saying that this has to stop the. There can't be another case in any city at anytime, and until we figure out a plan to get there, I don't know how the unrest ends. Well. I'm very pleased that you took time to talk to us. During mckesson of black lives, matter and Martin Luther King the third. Thank you both for your really important contributions. We expect a lot from our homes..

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"martin luther king" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

01:31 min | 7 months ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition

"Dr Martin Luther King Junior wearing a gold chain promoting a party called freedom to work. It was supposed to take place at this club but it's been cancelled. The owner says he's disgusted and they'll we know torquing year there will be no tw- working here. Sound like Gandalf in Tyler Perry movie that will be no all the strips flow. Also how you going to photoshop Dr King with gold chains to try I make them look cool he was already cool. Look at look at these pictures of Dr King from back in the day. Look at playing pool in a suit. The civil rights march shot so cool. It doesn't matter if he misses and here. He is making the laboratory cool standing in front of book. Stacks of money. But there's this favor Martin Luther King wearing sunglasses inside trevor. He could've taken that call in private but he left the door open for the hate us but maybe maybe the most popular activity on. Mlk Day a is using his legacy to push your own agenda and no one has done in a more interesting fashion than this guy. I believe that God Appreciation Day Honors Honors the Legacy of Dr King. And the truth is I think Martin Luther King would agree with me if he were alive. Today that if African Americans had been given given.

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"martin luther king" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

09:13 min | 7 months ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Not only that. It has put us in a position of appearing to the world as an arrogant nation. Here we are ten thousand miles away from home finding the so-called freedom of Vietnamese people when we've not even put our own house in autumn we force young black men and young white men to fight brutal solidarity when they come Back home they can't hardly live on the same block together. Judgement of God is upon us. Today we could go right down the line and see that something must be done something. Something must be done quickly. We have alienated ourselves loose from other nations so we end up Marlin politically isolated in the world that has not a single major ally of the United States of America that Daf and a troop to be at Phnom and so the only trends that we have now the few client nations like Taiwan Thailand South Korea and a few others. This is where we all. Aw Mankind must put an end to wall wall and put an end to Man-kai the best way to start is to put an end into the law in Vietnam the costs continues. We will inevitably come to the fun of confronting China which could lead leave the whole world nuclear annihilation is no longer the choice. My friends between violence and non violence. It is either non violence non existence and the alternative to disarmament alternative to a greater suspension of nuclear tests the alternative to strengthening the United Nations and by disarming the whole world may welby of civilization plunged into the abyss of annihilation and Irishman the Habitat. It'd be transformed into an infernal. Even the mind of Dante could not imagine this is why felt the need raising my voice. The games that raw where I can rouse the conscience conscience of our nation on I remember so well and I I took a stand against the war in Vietnam the the critics took me on they have vast say in the most negative and sometimes most vicious way one day. A newsman came came to me and said Dr King. Don't you think you're going to have to stop now. Opposing the war and move more online with administration's policy. 'cause I understand understand it. Is that the budget of the organization and people who once respect you lost respect people once respected. You have lost respect for you. Don't you feel that you really got to change your position. I looked at him and I had to say so. Oh I'm sorry you don't know me. I'm not a consensus later. I do not determine what his writing wrong by looking at the budget the southern Christian leadership conference about taking a sort of Gallup poll of the majority opinion o genuine leaders not such as are consensus sensus but a mold of consensus on some positions expedience at Talas ask the question is expedient then expediency comes along and ask the question is politics vanity ask. The question is a popular conscience asked the question. Is it right. That comes a time when one mistake physician. That is neither safe now. Politics not popular but he must do it because else conscience tells him it is right. I believe today that that is a need for all the people of goodwill to come with a massive actor conscience and say in the words of the Old Negro spiritual. WE AIN'T GONNA step at wall no more. This is the challenge facing modern modern man. Let me close by saying we have difficult days ahead in the struggle. For Justice and peace. I will not yield to politics of despair. I'm going to maintain hope as we come to Washington Indus campaign the cards stacked against us. This time we were really confront ago. Alaya God grants will be. David set out against Goliath of injustice. The go lion of of neglect the goal of refusing to deal with the problem with determination make make America Great America that it is called to be I say to you. The goal is freedom. It's not believe we're GONNA get down because high of a much. She strays away from it. The goal of America's freedom booze. Use Them Scan. The we may be the people. Our destiny is tied up in the destiny of America before. The pilgrim fathers. Landed at Plymouth here for the next across the pages of history the majestic words of the Declaration of independence. We were here. All the beautiful words of the Star Foul spangled banner were written. We were here more than two centuries for Baz labored here without wages they made putting king they build the homes of their masters in the midst of the most humiliating and oppressive conditions yet out of of a bottomless vitality they continue to grow and develop if the inexpressible crew is slavery and stop us the opposition that we now face will show that fail. We GonNa win our freedom because both the sacred heritage of our nation and on the tunnel wheel of their almighty God. I'm bought it in echoing demand so I have a dog. It is however however deep feelings on the violent explosions. I can still sing. We shall overcome. We shall overcome because awesome all universities long but had been stored justice. We shall overcome because Carlyle is right. No lie can live forever. We shall overcome because William Coming Brian just right truth. Press Day rise a game region overcome because James Law is right as we were singing earlier today. Truthfully I have on the scaffold wrong own own own yet that scaffold sways Futao hind the demo unknown standard God within the shadow keeping watch gotcha above his own. With this faith we will be able to. Who Out of the mounting of dispatch stone? Hope with this faith we they will be able to transform the JANGLING discourse our nation into a beautiful symphony brother. Thank God for John Who's been visit go out on a lonely skew. Island called Patmos called vision of the new Jerusalem descending out out of heaven from God had Von Sang the whole I make all things new femme things have passed away. God awed granted. We would be participants in this newness this magnificent development. If we do it we will bring about a new day of justice and brotherhood and peace. That they either moaning star was seen together and the sums suv gone will shout for joy conflicts you direct from our newsroom in Washington in follow probably this is.

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"martin luther king" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

03:03 min | 7 months ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"Of a huge promise for note that sign years ago. Coming to engage in dramatic non-violent action to call attention to the the cost between promise and fulfillment to make the invisible visible. Why do we do it this way? We do it this way these because it is. Our experience at the nation doesn't move around questions of genuine equality for the poor and for a black people until it is confronted massively dramatically in terms of direct action. Great documents here to tell Ellis. Something should be done. We met here some years ago in the White House Conference on Civil Rights and we came out with the same recommendation nations that we will be demanding in our campaign here but nothing has been done. The president's Commission on Technology Automation and Economic Onomic. Progress recommend these things sometime ago. Nothing has been done even Bourbon. Coalition made up of males hails of most of the citizens of our country. The leading businessmen have said that these things should be done. Nothing has been done commission. Asian came out with this report just a few days ago then made specific recommendations. Nothing has been done. I submit the nothing will be done to people of goodwill put that bodies and souls in motion action will be the kind of soul force brought into being as a result of this confrontation. I believe will make the difference. Yes it will be a poor people's campaign. This is a question facing America. Ultimately our great nation is a compassionate nation America it has not met obligations and its responsibilities. Poor one day we will have to stand before the God of history. We will talk in terms of things. We've down yes we will be able to say we. Bill Gargantuan Bridges to spend the seas we bill L. Gigantic buildings. To Kiss The sky we made us submarines to penetrate all Shannon death. We we burn brought into being many of things with our scientific and technological. Pyla seems.

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"martin luther king" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

02:05 min | 7 months ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

"That We did this in an evil way immoral way so he was on a mission later that summer. Nineteen sixty eight he planned. It had what was called the poor pupils march on Washington. DC and to really start training his focus on the fact that unless we fix economic injustice we will not have any other kinds of justice of course that marched Iguana John Eventually but He had been killed and It did not become what people hope that it would be so. Let me play this for you here. Now the final clip on our podcast today on Martin Luther King Day From a speech given in Chicago by Martin Luther King Junior call the three evils of our society August thirty first nineteen sixty seven. Yes how is Dr. Aw Evil comes forth in the guise of good. It is time of double when men in high places have a high blood pressure of deceptive rhetoric and anemia of concrete performance. Tsk Tsk we crowd against well afoul handouts to the poor but generously approve and all depletion. Allowance wants to make the rich richer. Six Mississippi plantations received more than a million dollars a year not to plant cotton but no provisions made to feed the ten of who is put out of work by the government subsidy..

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"martin luther king" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

10:39 min | 7 months ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on RUMBLE with MICHAEL MOORE

"My friends. The role ahead will not always be smooth. I will still be rocket pieces of frustration. Meandering during points of the Wilderness and that would be inevitable setbacks here and there will be those moments when the billions of hope you will be transformed into the fatigue of the spam dreams sometime be shattered an hour. The`real hopes best we may again with KIA drenched is have to stand before the beard of some courageous civil liberal rights worker. whose life would be snuffed out my the best? The act obsession mom difficult and painful as it did. We must walk on in the days ahead with an a basis faith in the future as we continue our shot of course we may gain consolation insulation. Where so nobly left by that great black BOP was also a great freedom fighter yesterday? James Weldon Donald Johnson Stony the road withdraw litter the chessmen rod felt in the days when hope on bone on had died yet with a steady beat. Have not our weary feet come to the place. For which are Paul the side we have come over. overweigh that with tears has been watered. We have come treading pass through the blood of the Slavic out from the gloom pass Till now we stand it lands where the bride gleam of our bright start is cast lead this affirmation beyond ringing cry. It will give us the courage to face the uncertainties of the future. It will give are tired feet new strength as we continue our forward stride toward the city of freedom when I days become dreary with low hovering clouds of dispatch. We're on nights. Become doc on a thousand midnights. Let us remember. That is a creative force in this universe working pin to pull down the gigantic mountings of evil. How that is able to make our way out of no way transform? Yesterday's into bright tomorrow let us realize that talk of the Mario Universe is long but it bins to justice notice realized that William Cullen Bryant is Right Truth Creston arise again that US go out realizing that the Bible is right right to see God is not mom whatsoever. The man saw that also also in this is our hope for the future. With this faith we will be able to sing in some not too distant Amara with a cosmic pash can and we have overcome. We have overcome deep in my heart. I did billy we Overcome three evils of our society that have to be eliminated. Racism militarism and this unjust economic system. That is called capitalism. This is the Martin Luther King that You will not hear from today. But it is what he spoke about his entire careers entire life Of the injustice of this economic system that is Not Democratic not agreed upon by the majority of the people most people don't have say in what's happening with their economy selected in the hands of the few and he saw that the things were never really really really change unless we changed that unless as we had a more democratic economy is very powerful stuff I WANNA I wanNA play for you a Clip that's not from speech. But from an appearance on the tonight show with Johnny Carson in February of Nineteen. Sixty Eight on this particular night Johnny Ah the night off and I believe in this case if I remember correctly the week off and he invited Harry Belafonte One of the great a singers actors activists political icons and heroes so the Twentieth an twenty-first-century The Great Harry Belafonte subbing for Johnny Carson as the host that night they gotta think about this rebel finds a black man guest hosting the tonight show in nineteen sixty eight. I mean that You know I have a kind of a memory of that but you gotta believe that. That was a kind of a radical legal thing to do and maybe we have him on. He's he's agreed to come on The podcast here on onto rumble Sometime in the near future. We'll ask him about about about hit the guest hosting for Johnny Carson amongst many many other things said I'd love to talk to him about enough for you to hear what he has to say now in his ninety indecent and still as a spry and as great as ever but that night he must obviously had something to do with booking The guests that at ninety he has on Martin. Luther King Junior and king comes out onto onto the tonight show stage With a sketch and that sketch Henderson the band playing them out Dad I'm dumped died and now here's Martin Luther King and It was a guy like APP just like remembering that SORTA anyways So king sits down and You can you can I think the I think the full on youtube somewhere full clip of his appearance that night. But I just want you to hear these two minutes. Thirty five seconds as a king tells Harry Belafonte what he's up to in this year of nineteen sixty eight. What he's planning to do in the spring and and and the this key injustice about the way our economy is And how that needs to change this is on February eighth. Nineteen sixty eight less than eight weeks to months before he's assassinated Martin Luther King Junior. When you're on the tonight show I guess I could use some of the time? Get into pleasantries and you talk about too many experiences. I've had unity here in Europe and other places. What do you have in store for us this summer? Good question I don't know about the summer I guess I should begin with what we have in store for. The rain not feel that we are in the midst of the most critical period in our nation and the economic problem is probably the most serious problems confronting the Negro community and I might say the most serious here's from Problem Confronting People Jenner. And I don't WanNa be now or about this talking about the black for our country because I must be concerned about Puerto Ricans will Mexican narrow. I'm American Indians and Appalachian Whites and we are. Oh confronting a major depression In the poor community times come to brains bath the power of direct action the Nonviolent Direct Action Movement on the basic economic conditions. We've face all over the country. Nonviolence is Denison Menderes Force and grappling with a social problem of legal legal segregation and descend from of deprivation surrounding that system. And of course it has been a major force in grappling with political problem with the denial of the right to vote but in winning. Victor is like the civil rights of sixty four and the voting rights burst of nineteen sixty five around the issue of segregation and voting rights. We discover that these as Legislative Strides did very little to improve the lot of the millions of Negroes in the ghetto. How's the north and in the nation generally in other words a good little penetrate the lower depths of Negro deprivation in communities all over the final clip? I'm playing for you today here on rumble. is From a speech that Martin Luther King Junior Dr gave on August thirty first nineteen sixty seven at a conference in Chicago The speeches called the three evils of society sort of build. Somebody said a few weeks earlier in the speech you just heard from about the inner twining of these these three evils of racism and war and our economic system and And he decries the idea that that what we have actually is socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor and the irony of this and the hypocrisy of it is was I think too much for him to bear and he just he's in the final weeks of his life now and he's speaking out against this again. This this will be played on the evening news tonight. This will not be played at most tributes to him But it Here in this clip here where he says that the The fact is is that capitalism was built on the exploitation and the suffering of black slaves this myth of how we built this country in the early days. 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"martin luther king" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

01:58 min | 7 months ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"That Eilly to exclude me from the little piece. I have for Anson in nineteen fifty seven when the Group of Southern Christian Leadership Conference we chose to save the soul of America. We invent week. Obviously the rights of black people but instead of conviction conviction would never be free of say the from its out senator slating from those complete cycles. Ace Steel in a way. We WanNa Green with Black Bob who had ridden the Orient. I say it plain America never while America is I swear this now it should be an incumbent that no one has is any concern for the ticket. In America today can be no other world in America. Sold becomes cloverleaf. The thought of on Vietnam never be saved so long as destroyed homes of men in the world so those of America ruled on loud land down past protests in the Senate working for the held around the middle of the lightning health America. Not Enough Tom. Another burden of responsibility from one thousand nine hundred fifty four and I cannot.

"martin luther king" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

05:26 min | 7 months ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

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"martin luther king" Discussed on In Black America

In Black America

10:37 min | 7 months ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on In Black America

"Dr Martin Luther. The King Junior is considered by many as the father of the civil rights movement. Born on Tuesday January Fifteenth Nineteen Twenty nine at the family home in Atlanta Atlanta Georgia. He was christened. Michael Luther King but in one thousand nine hundred ninety four daddy came changes name at the young Martin experienced racial prejudice in nineteen forty four at the age of fifteen he graduated high. School ended Morehouse College in Atlanta with the intention of becoming a medical doctor but changed his mine in his junior year in April nineteen forty eight. Cain received his bachelor's degree in sociology and quotas theological seminary in Chester Pennsylvania. Wayne in May nineteen fifty. One graduated with a bachelor of Vinegar. Degree Anas Valedictorian and student body and I team fifty five. I burned his doctorate in systematic theology from Boston University in Spring. Nineteen sixty three kings. Nine violent tactics were put to the most severe test asked in Birmingham Alabama doing a mass protests for fair hiring practices and the desegregation of department stores police. Brutality used against the march dramatize the plight of African Americans to the nation at large with enormous IMPAC king and others were arrested but his voice was not silenced. Wallet Is Jail Cell. He read a public statement by eight Alabama clergyman that criticizes activities as untimely and unwise on the margins. Other newspaper. He can pause. It's classic Pie Letter from Birmingham. J. Up to refute his critics. And your statement. You assert that I- actions even though peaceful must be condemned because they precipitate violence. But there is this a logical assertion. Isn't this like condemning robbed man because his possession of money precipitated. Evil Act of robbery isn't this condemning socrates because his unswerving and commitment to truth and his philosophical inquiries precipitated the act by the misguided populists in which they made him drink. Hemlock isn't this like condemning Jesus because his unique out consciousness and never ceasing devotion. To God's will precipitated the evil act of Crucifixion. More and more. I feel that the people of ill will have used time much. Lloyd Oy effectively then have the people of goodwill we would have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national allergy into a creative SOMMA brotherhood. Now is the time to live on national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of of human dignity. I have no fear about the outcome of our struggle in Birmingham. Even if I'm motives at present misunderstood we he will reach the goal of freedom in Birmingham all over the nation because our goal of America is freedom abused down SCON- or we may be Destiny is tied up with America's destiny before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth. We were here before the pen of Jefferson Edson majestic words of the declaration of independence across the pages of history red. We were here. More than two centuries off Obama's labored in this country without wages they made competent king. They built a home Salaam masters. While suffering gross injustice in shameful humiliation and yet out of a bottomless vitality they continue tended to thrive and develop if the inexpressible crew is our slave raid. Could not stop us the opposition. We we now face will surely fail. We will win Freedom because sacred heritage of our nation and the tunnel final will of the Almighty God bought it and Echoing demands never before have I written so long Maleta. I'm afraid that much too long to take your precious time. I can assure you that it would have been much shorter if I had. I've been writing from a comfortable desk. But what else can one do when he is alone in our jails sale of than write long letters think think long Forbes and pray long prized via said anything in this letter that overstates the truth and indicates an unreasonable impatience nations. I beg you to forgive me if I said anything that understates the truth and indicates my having patience that allows me to settle for anything less than brotherhood. I beg God to forgive me. I hope this letter finds you strong into fade. I also hope that circumstances will soon make it possible for me to meet each of you not as an integrationist as a civil rights leader leader but as a fellow clergyman and the Christian brother as all hope that the dog clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass pass away and the deep fog. Misunderstanding will be lifted from our fears drenched communities and then some not too distant Tamara. Ara the radio. Stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation. With all the scintillating beauty yours for the cause of peace and brotherhood Martin Luther King Junior and nineteen fifty seven in New Orleans seeking to build upon the success of the Montgomery bus boycott with the hope of greatness status of southern blacks and America's poor king summit together number of black leaders to lay the foundation for the organization Tation now known as the southern Christian leadership conference at C. L. C. King was elected its first president and he soon began helping other communities. Organize is their own protests against discrimination the envelope Andrew Young former mayor of Atlanta and. US Ambassador was one of King's most trusted advisers looking back on it. We think of those as the best days of our lives. Actually at the time it was We really didn't know what we were doing. We knew things were wrong and somebody had to do something about it and we just stumbled along from one thing to the other two. We found a way to make it work and in Fortunately most of us had read a lot about India and we understood some of the nonviolent methods of Gandhi. And we just I experimented until we find out how to organize people nobody was trained as an organizer. We knew the black community. We knew the cities that we working in fairly well and We learned gradually over a period of time. How to get things done? What type of impact at the late? Dr Martin Luther King King have on you at that time. Well Martin was an amazing young man. He had been sort of thrust in the leadership. He never really really wanted it. And yet he couldn't get away from it and he was essentially trying to do something for other people that kind of dedication and the sort of things that he said matter of factly. If a person hadn't found something that they're willing to die for they probably not fit to live anyway. You know. Somebody's dropped that on you in a joking kind of friendly conversation it makes you think you know what is it that I'm willing to die for and you begin to to the thing about your life and think about other people in a new way. I mean he was amazing that all of the things that he did and he never lived before two years old and yet in the midst of it all he was still privately of very easy going. friendly joking. O'Kane clowning lovable guy in nineteen fifty three king completely. His doctorate and was granted. The degree two years later upon completion of his dissertation Asian married at the time he returned to the south to become pastor Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery Alabama there. He made his first smart on. The civil rights movement came fight for justice and equal rights began on December fifth nineteen fifty five five days after the late Rosa Park with foods obeyed. The city rules mandating segregation on buses and nineteen fifty six at the boycott continue Kane gang national prominence as a result of the sectional speaking skills and personal courage although increasingly portrayed as supremely black spokesperson King did not mobilize mass protests activities during the first five years at the Montgomery Bus Boycott had ended on August twenty eighth nineteen sixty. Three King led a massive march on Washington. DC lead and deliver it one of the most passionate addresses of his career. Even the state of Mississippi state sweltering with the heat Toko injustice sweltering with the heat oppression be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream my four. Little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content that character. I have a dream today. Have a dream that one day and in Alabama with its vicious racists.

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"martin luther king" Discussed on In Black America

In Black America

02:51 min | 7 months ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on In Black America

"From the University of Texas at Austin K. U. T. radio this is in black. America came to be known as the blood. It is possible that the pre spend leave. I looked over that man on the ground and one of the robbers were still around as possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking acting like he had been robbed and in ought to seize them over their love and bath quick and he's deceased so the first question that the priests ad the first question that the lead by squalls. If I stopped the help this man what will happen to me. But then the Good Samaritan and came out and he reversed a question. If I do not stop to help this man. What will happen to him? That's the question before you tonight. Not at past stuff to help the sanitation worker. What will happen to my job? Mount Stopping the help the sanitation workers. What will happen to all of Iowa's spending my office every day and every week as a pathway jeff question is not if I stuff to help this man and need what will happen to me? The question miss if I do not stop to help. The sanitation work of will happen to them. That's the question reverend. Dr Martin Luther. The King Junior would have been ninety one this year. Had He lived out a dream for racial equality in this country. He was a man walking down the oppressed and for a man who question unfair laws and went to jail rather than submit to them. King was passionate fighting for civil rights and although he died by violence his life and teachings were dedicated Kennedy to a deep disrespectful violence and its consequence he won a Nobel Prize for peace. His lectures and dialogues stirred the conscience of the nation. Doc in November one thousand nine hundred eighty three legislation was signed creating Martin Luther King Junior day making it only the third National Holiday born in the twentieth century in Fall Nineteen ninety-one National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis Tennessee. Sasser made it was dedicated to his remembers on October sixteenth. Twenty eleven the MLK memorial dedicated on the National Mall. I'm John Leo. Hanson junior and welcome to another edition of in Black America on this week's program a tribute to the late reverend. Dr Martin Luther King Junior in Black America..

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"martin luther king" Discussed on The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on The Next Best Thing

"The federal government. I think when the FBI sent out a memo asking for suggested countermeasures quote unquote against a king presidential candidacy, and when the CIA portrays king as the most dangerous national security threat in the country that there are some renegades or some paranoids agencies like that who will take the law into their own hands. James Earl Ray, according to Milan was just a pawn of these powerful forces. I believe James over eight did not know who kill Martin Luther King or perhaps even that an assassination was coming down to millennium suspects. The government was involved in king's murdered others. Look at the evidence and point of finger at another institution in American society. Martin Luther King was killed as a result of a mafia contract. He was shot by sharp shooter in the bushes behind the rooming house, oh, for God's sakes. Now, I was just I was just starting to think of you know, maybe they have a point. I mean because I said before we heard any of this. I said I could see the FBI perhaps having a hand in this. They had tried to get him to kill himself. You know for God's say. But now we're going to say it was the mafia why the fuck and mafia want him dead introduces. The story seems tailor-made for a conspiracy movie. A national leader is murdered..

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"martin luther king" Discussed on Rantin' and Ravin'

Rantin' and Ravin'

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on Rantin' and Ravin'

"Right. Right. Right. Right. Right. Right. Yeah. Like, she was she her mind, you know, she had. Yeah. Exactly. Yeah. So tell her to go Walker for the caps. You wanna go? You wanna do your part of the million man March to see you can leave there with a million men? Twenty nine start a podcast series. I guess once a month ago try at one time to see how it goes. But I think it will be a fun environment corn rows. In conversations. I think I think the thing that our hope that comes out of this is that it'll be. I would like it to be an environment where styling is being done. You know, people come in. We still styling getting somebody getting their nails done Kerr. Whatever we talking with. And we really need men to come to this. You understand we need very few women. I need a lot of men to come to this. And maybe one other woman. But it'll be about us talking about relationships, and, you know, self esteem, and, you know, just following your dreams, right? I think you're great example of that. You've you've made moves and done the things that you want and put yourself in the environments that you wanna be in. And I think I've done that as well. I think we we we all could come from a place where we have to build and create. But it doesn't mean that we can't. Redefine and create other avenues that people didn't even know or make connections away. People didn't think were possible and people are constantly like, oh, how did you do that? Why did you get here? How did you? I'm like, you know, number one, the Lord, you know, that's number one and number two. I'm also just open. I don't restrict myself. I don't say I can't go here. I can't do this. I can't be here. I can't hang with people, blah. I'm like, you know, there's something that opens up say, yes, try, let me see, you know, all the things that come my way as best been from me being open and connecting with people got on the tonight show doing, you know, the monologues with Jimmy Fallon. You know, it's like that happened. And you know, I got my first time in Montreal comedy festival, which I thought would be a certain, you know, I wanted to be on new faces that was my big thing. And I didn't get new faces. And then. I want my first time ever going. There was part of the biggest show, which is nasty show and I recorded for Showtime. So it's like, you never know what's going to happen. You know, try not to sometimes people are trying to follow a path and sometimes path limits. What the possibility is on if you just trying to go out and be a teacher. Knowing that you love hair, you won't be a teacher. But you could also have been a teacher and opened up a path to then do hair and become a celebrity hairstylist and on your own salon have your dogs travel all over the world, right? Never limit yourself. One of the things I wanna talk about first of all it's Martin Luther King birthday. Yes. Happy birthday to Martin Luther King. Remember when they were saying happy birthday to happy birthday to your happy. Like only black people know how to make a song. That's what maybe a minute have long into a theatrical guys will number every piece for five minutes for five minutes. And then other people joining in and like, you know, why why does everybody why is it like a Jackson Five reunion to sing happy birthday. You know, when would Stevie Wonder added on lines to it, we come to you today owners like they did a special thing. Right. Because we always gotta add salt and milk to whatever. The fuck y'all doing. And that's just what it is. Even the national anthem. We gotta ask salt milk to that. We gotta Pepe data. Put it back on the stove bullet it up because you know, there's a presentation that has to happen. A lot of times people like to call it ghetto, but I like to call it grandeur. Okay. Yeah. So happy Martin Luther King day. Got a little note on you about model of the king..

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"martin luther king" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

The Paul Finebaum Show

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show

"We've talked a lot about professional football here in a minute. And our next guest is certainly heading in that direction. The great linebacker from the university of Alabama MAC Wilson who announced the other day that he will move on after distinguished career at the university. Mac. Thank you, very very much for joining us. Good afternoon to you and congratulations on your time at Alabama. Noon. He was well, thank you for having math before we talk about Alabama. I wanna ask you because we just got through playing a clip in commemoration of this holiday honoring Dr Martin Luther King, and I know young people don't have the kind of recollection as some of us who were alive during Dr king's life. But but as a young person growing up in Montgomery, Alabama place that was very integral in Dr king's rise. As a minister, the he pastored a church there. What does this day mean to you? A lot of you know, mom, McCain was wasn't man whose bear quarter in and around Gherman, basically, you know, well from his fight facilities equalize Islam able to play football the grade school like Alabama, you know, he was a hero. And he soon America will occur lead. Like, and he also, you know, he died for freedom as well. Well, what an what an incredible and very poignant answer for someone who who grew up many years after Dr king had left Montgomery, but that's that's that's really very memorable answer. Well, MAC let me move on to your career at Alabama. Now that it's over. I'm sure a lot of memories are passing three your your mind. What stands out? There's out. I mean for my career is is being able to play, you know, with a lot of great group of guys, you know, even from freshman year until this point, you know, how at great team made caring team as he will always love each other like brothers. And you know, there's just experienced the play on the great coaches and also on great coaches in the world co saving, you know. It was a Hughes unin that's something that I cherish forever. You know, you can't get back in time. I enjoy my years here. But no, you got to move on to the next step in life. And not to rush you to the NFL, but certainly projection this is projection season. And there's there's still plenty for you to do in terms of of working out and being examined. But how do you feel right now? What are you hearing? Great, you know out here. A lot of things I have little chance to go first around they go out there, or whatever the case may be, but you know, not paying his anything like that. Because at the end of the day, you know, the worst has to be put in I still have to fill case, you know, my ability to to beat a player to everybody thinks I am I still have to. So you know, NFL teams that have great care some great person. You know, I love football. And I'm not just playing football just to be playing. So, you know, there's a lot of things that you know, I have to work on these lakes past six weeks before the combined and to continue to be a better person than a player. Now, not not to Russia told him in two weeks since your last game. But what what are you doing right now? Because this isn't something you can just take vacation. I mean, you gotta get ready. What what are you doing right now to to get ready for the combine? You know, obviously we lost. You know, we got back took the the Sunday off the Monday off. And I went to work at Tuesday, you know, because there's no there's no time to waste. I can't be sitting around everybody else working hard and preparing themselves to you know, for the next chapter..

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"martin luther king" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"I'm here with teddy I teddy high, and I'm here with Arthur high are high. Guess what? Are we going to talk about stay Martin Luther King junior? It the things that he did great. It why civil rights that are here today should should have been there. What Hughes alive? Okay. So who was Martin Luther King junior? He was just super smart boy, you skip to create a man who believe in peaceful, peaceful protests integrate leader of the civil rights movement. Okay. So teddy is looking at a book that he read called who was Martin Luther King junior from who HQ and who's it by by body baiter, okay in so Teddy's read this book, and he's gonna tell us a little bit about Martin Luther King junior. So when and where was Martin Luther King junior born on January fifth nineteen twenty died in the city of lead to Georgia. Okay. Arthur what were you gonna say black and white bow can now go to same school? Yeah. That's true. Do you go to the same school as little? Kitts? Yes. Yeah. I do. And are you able to use the same water fountain and sit at the same lunch table? Yes. And you think that's good? Yes. Kindle at school sits at at the lunch table that. I sit at are you friends? Yes, we're best friends. And does it matter that you look a little bit different? No does that change anything about who you are or what kind of people you can be. No because. You should always you should always judge people by their character. Not by the color of their skins in. What does it mean to judge people by their character? Of what their behavior is what they do. Not the color of the skin what was life like in the south in the US south. When Martin Luther King junior was a kid. It's here in this book. So. So here's a quote from the book. Martin Luther King junior was always very good student. He loved region make speeches he studied very hard. Skipped two grades at just fifteen years old graduated from high school that sober Martin works. Martin worked at Siddons Simsbury, Connecticut. It was barred first time with the north. He had a job in tobacco fields Hughes. Surprised to see how different life was for blacks in the north black children did white tilted went to the same schools. There is no separate restaurants. So as I said. Thousands. What it was like the door. Okay. So that's. So the question she asked about how was in the south. So I was reading that part of the book about the north. So just so you know, that the north of the south was the opposite of north so So to stop. stop me. Well, you south was opposite. As the north the because there's a lot of things that weren't there. Blacks could goes say breath rods. Drink the same waterfowl dudes, go to different schools. So what were the different schools like black and white coat in? What was the difference between those kinds of schools? What did the white schools have that the blood schoo- student have white? They had white playground. So what did the white schools have that the black schools didn't have playgrounds for the grounds in what else guests or even windows? Okay. So it sounds like they were separate or even how big and Samal. Yes. So the the schools for the black kids were smaller. Sometimes. Yes. And does that seem very fair to you guys? Go why not it is not Humaid ok p people should be treated that way..

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"martin luther king" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

04:48 min | 1 year ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on Conspiracy Theories

"And if you enjoy the podcast the best way to do that is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening today. We're talking about the assassination of Martin Luther King junior this week. We're bringing you the official account of king's life and death and the drawn out search for his killer next. Week will dive into the conspiracies surrounding James Earl Ray and investigate who else may have been involved in the civil rights icons death. Martin Luther King junior was born into a nation deeply divided along racial lines, though, slavery had been abolished over sixty years. Prior black citizens were far from being treated as equals, especially in the south. It was the Aira of Jim crow sweeping system of city and state laws that segregated blacks from whites the laws were designed not only to ensure these separate but equal doctrine confirmed by the supreme court. They went much further ensuring that black Americans would be treated as inferior in the eyes of the law in education colored schools were often underfunded and state colleges were strictly off limits in housing black people were prohibited from living in white neighborhoods. Bathrooms? Drinking founds in buses were clearly demarcated. And in politics, lack people were intimidated at the polls and virtually shut out of holding. Public office. And if the state wasn't ruthless enough in its tactics. There was no shortage of white terrorist. Keen to remind black people of their place a twenty fifteen report by the equal Justice initiative determined that well over two thousand black people were lynched in the south between eighteen eighty two and nineteen thirty. This was the country. Martin Luther King junior was born into on January fifteenth nineteen twenty nine the kings were middle class family in Atlanta, Georgia his father, Martin senior was the pastor of ebony or Baptist church. Martin seniors father had been a preacher as had. His father's father. The pulpit was in Martin juniors blood though, Martin's parents provided a safe comfortable home for their three children. There was no way to shield them from the reality of racism at a young age. Martin's mother Alberda sat him down to deliver. The talk a discussion about the challenge. Ios and injustices he would face living in America. It's a talk frequently had in black households to this day. He also experienced racial hatred firsthand when he was eight he accidentally stepped on a white woman shoe, she slapped him hard across the face and hurled a racial epithet. Adam in front of his mother, though, he witnessed and felt violence. Martin had none in him when he was bullied at school. He took it stoic and unflinching. He later said, quote, it was some part of my native structure that is that I have never been one to hit back in quote, if he was not in Martin's heart curiosity and love of reading took its place at the age of fifteen he entered Morehouse college as a freshman. It was there. He read civil disobedience by Henry, David throw, the ideas expressed in the book would have a profound impact on king's life as an activist and leader he said of throws work. Work, quote, I became convinced that noncooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation. As is cooperation with good in quote, if the row launched king's philosophy of non violent protests, Mahatma Gandhi, crystallized it in nineteen fifty while studying at crows earth, theological seminary king attended a lecture about the Indian leader and his methods such as the salt March twenty six day March that kick started the Indian independence movement. King began to see a path forward for the black struggle in America. However at that time he had neither designs nor ambitions to need the movement for equality on the contrary. Martin Luther King junior spent the early fifties. Earning his doctorate marrying his wife Kereta and settling down in Montgomery, Alabama to raise for children. His would be a quiet religious life following in his father's footsteps that is an. Until one evening in December nineteen fifty five when a tired seamstress sitting alone on a bus seat change. The course of history. Rosa Parks was booked in a Montgomery jail for refusing to give up her bussey to a white man for one request. Besides a phone..

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"martin luther king" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on The Takeaway

"Our guest charles mckinney said dr martin luther king junior's legacy has become distorted over time and listeners we are hearing from you how is dr king's life addressed in schools today penatta stephen elementary school music teacher from nyack new york mice didn't have the impression that dr king was powerful speaker close friend of the president and widely accepted more leader i emphasized to them that he was arrested for protesting around twenty times vilified by the press and threatened with physical violence regularly i also talked to them at length about the poor people campaign emphasizing the fact that much of dr king hoped to achieve particularly economic quality for all races has still not yet been accomplished my name is peggy and i'm calling from england new jersey and i am actually a middle school art teacher the decision about who does what to celebrate it is usually left up to me and they might have a little bit of discussion but unfortunately it's not taking us seriously as i like i am a black woman and it is serious and important to me so i make a point of trying to incorporate some project around that time however is just not enough devotion put to this and it's sad because i teach an urban school district and our kids really should learn more by name is gin yell and i'm calling from hollywood florida i have a son in fourth grade and they do a little bit about martin luther king and a little bit about rosa parks but they don't really go into it it's incumbent upon the parents to teach the children because this will only going touch the circus.

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"martin luther king" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

Timesuck with Dan Cummins

02:13 min | 3 years ago

"martin luther king" Discussed on Timesuck with Dan Cummins

"And then there's the innocent idiocy of user sammarai jackie who's who says i'm a filipino i truly respect martin luther king for reuniting the black and white peoples now they realize how the black people are famous in the other country just like lebron james you get it san jack jackie you can't speak english well you can but who cares you you get you will you understand his message would mlk really wanted was for more african american people to be famous that's that's what it's about fame you get it the dream was always about famed the whole time and it was mostly about lebron james lebron james is the culmination of king's vision none of aama becoming president not the end of segregation no playing basketball really well and being recognised internationally for this athletic skill that's what mlk was talking about finally to job sammarai jackie and then there is a silly words slip up the just kinda made me laugh frederick be h one said was i the only one getting goosebumps yup you probably william when getting goosebumps because those aren't real things goosebumps that sounds like a horrific version of goosebumps when instead of muscles contracting inhere follicles tied in cousin here to stand up your muscles literally shoot your fucking body hair completely ah your body with explosive bomblike forced to take ira as it goose bomb going off there are too many white racist idiots account in his speeches comments section hundreds not thousands of and bombs dropped really disgraceful really despicable budget trolling disgusting racial slurs dared type slim all over the place by scared ignorant sometimes evil people i saw known tell us behind any of them nothing creative but then there's also a lot of races commerce left users who are not white and after spending this past week in the king timesuck i feel like those comments actually would have maybe heard him more like he refused to lower himself to the level of the white oppressor and he expects his followers do the same the most ridiculous commentator i've found or commentary commenter was a guy going by true goaldenboy champ and i know for sure he's african american because he posts selfie videos you know records himself in addition just leaving comments and other videos and his his videos are.

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