April 07, 2008


In case you didn't catch it a few days ago, here's the super-super-good radio doc about MLK's last year. It's way better audio of a lot of the Memphis speeches that aired over the wknd plus the "Sinner" sermon (be ready to cry). It also has info that everyone seemed to leave out about how the Memphis strikes got started--it was disspiriting to hear acadeems on the radio talking about the trashworkers struggle and spin it towards labor and the right to unionize exclusively, and not mention about how what really sparked things off was the two men who got compacted to death in the back of a trash truck by their white co-workers. Also, today and tomorrow BEZ is replaying an older special about King in Chicago, Lawndale and the riots which you can hear here.

Posted by Jessica at April 7, 2008 05:33 PM | TrackBack