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 "Earthwatch with Robert Knight" 
 
 Weekly Program
 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Kevin Gray, Robert Knight
 Robert Knight  
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MLK - STILL ON TIME TODAY, 85 YEARS AFTER...

In today's program we review one of the lesser repeated speeches of the Reverend Doctor MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., addressing the economic underpinnings of American racism; "The Other America," presented, in various forms, to the communities of Stanford Calif. and Grosse Pointe, Mich., during the last two years of his life, in 1967 and '68 -- simultaneous with his pioneering transformation of the Civil Rights movement into one of antiwar militancy and economic justice.

We also hear about King's contemporary relevance, during a recent interview with KEVIN GRAY, the author of 'Waiting for Lightning to Strike - The Fundamentals of Black Politics,' as well as 'The Decline of Black Politics, from Malcolm X. to Barack Obama.'

Also on deck, Dr. King's final comprehensive address on racial and economic justice, in 1967, to the SCLC/Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

But first, we hear the Reverend Doctor speaking, among other things, about the epidemic of double-the-national-average black unemployment, in this partisan political season in which the Obama Administration and Congressional Democrats abandoned the nation's working class, by dropping an economy-boosting extension of UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS in the Democratic Party's just-concluded budget "negotiations" -- or surrender -- to the persistent reactionary economic and racialist forces in America, about whom Dr. King spoke so eloquently, and warned us more than nearly a half-century ago.



Anchor: Robert Knight
Origin: WBAI/Pacifica
Contact: rknight@wbai.org


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