Still Processing
Still Processing
Apr 5, 2018
We Celebrate the REAL MLK Day
46 min

This week, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. While MLK’s birthday is celebrated on a national level, we spend time processing why his death holds a significant importance as well. We examine the months leading up to MLK Jr.’s death, including his iconic speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” and discuss the ways in which his ideals shifted after his “I Had A Dream” speech.  MLK day is a celebration of King’s birthday, and we suggest that maybe what we should really be marking is the day of his assassination.

Discussed This Week:


“My Life with Martin Luther King Jr.” (Coretta Scott King, Henry Holt & Co.)


They Push. They Protest. And Many Activists, Privately, Suffer As A Result” (John Eligon, The New York Times)


Linda Brown, Symbol of Landmark Desegregation Case, Dies at 75” (Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times)



A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. (Martin Luther King Jr., HarperCollins Publishers)



Lady Don't Take No
Lady Don't Take No
Alicia Garza
Josie Duffy Rice Has The Blueprint
Alicia Garza is joined this week by journalist and activist, Josie Duffy Rice. Duffy Rice is the President of _The Appeal_, as well as co-host of the podcast, _Justice in America_. Garza and Duffy Rice discuss the Blueprint for A Safer and More Just America, a comprehensive framework for national criminal justice reform. Plus, Garza is back with her round-up of all things good and awful from this past week. Josie Duffy Rice on Twitter & Instagram Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab Production by Phil Surkis Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. Her forthcoming book,_ __The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart_ (Penguin Random House) will be published on October 20, 2020, and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do.
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