On this federal holiday commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we bring you portions of his speech at Riverside Church in 1967 a year before his assassination where he spoke out against the Vietnam War. He linked racism, poverty, and militarism.
The program comes from Making Contact, the National Radio Project: Beyond the Dream: MLK and the Anti-War Movement, which first aired in 2003.
We also air another Making Contact program, where Harvard law prof. Charles Ogletree talks about the arrest of Harvard prof. Henry Louis Gates that ended up eventually with the famous "beer summit" at the White House. Ogletree has written a new book, “The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America.” The Making Contact program, The Presumption of Guilt: Charles Ogletree on the Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr., was first recorded by the National Radio Project at the African American Art & Culture Complex of San Francisco, on October 21st, 2010.
Our thanks to National Radio Project for permission to air their programs.
The Subversity show airs from 5-6 p.m. today on KUCI, 88.9 FM in Orange County, California, and is simulcast via kuci.org.