Martin Luther King Day


WNYC's 7th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration: "Malcolm, Martin, and Medgar: A Reunion"

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Here's a glimpse of our 7th annual Martin Luther King Day celebration!



Nina Simone's Civil Rights Legacy; The Relatives Play Live

Monday, January 21, 2013

In this episode: Over the course of her career the singer Nina Simone left audiences with many different impressions – from relatable to distant. But her contributions to music, and to the struggle for civil rights, are indisputable. We look back at the cultural and political icon.

Plus: a fired-up performance by the Dallas-based gospel-funk group The Relatives

The Brian Lehrer Show

New Beginnings

Monday, January 21, 2013

Follow live coverage of the inauguration ceremony in Washington DC and hear the President’s address. Columnist Clarence Page offers his view from the national mall; Jodi Kantor of The New York Times talks about the President’s agenda; and historian Kenneth C. Davis talks about second term inaugurations throughout history. Plus: hear excerpts from Sunday’s Martin Luther King Jr. event at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

In Sure and Certain Hope

Sunday, January 20, 2013

We celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., church leaders and others with this edition of the Choral Mix. Tune in for a selection of spirituals and related tone poems.

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Leaders Call for Community Service and Gun Control on MLK Day

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Yorkers honored the legacy of the late civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr. in a variety of ways Monday: with volunteer work, special services, conferences and concerts.



King's New York Connection: MLK Jr.'s Friendship With Stanley Levison

Monday, January 17, 2011


One of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most important political advisors, Stanley Levison, has remained largely hidden from public view — even 40 years after King’s death.

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The Takeaway

On Martin Luther King Day, Hearing from His Namesakes

Monday, January 17, 2011

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and whether or not you do something special to commemorate the day, chances are, you know MLK’s name well. No doubt, you’ve heard it hundreds, if not thousands of times. But we wanted to find out is what’s it like to be named Martin Luther King, when you are not, in fact, the civil rights leader or one of his descendants? We speak with three very different men who are all named after Martin Luther King, Jr..

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The Takeaway

Looking Ahead in Civil Rights Activism

Monday, January 18, 2010

This weekend WNYC hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday celebration at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.  Our own Celeste Headlee co-hosted the event, which included prominent educators, politicians and activists. 

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