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The Takeaway

Best Picture Preview: 'Selma'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

All this week, in the lead up to the Oscars, The Takeaway is taking a closer look at some of the films that are nominated for best picture. Today: "Selma." 

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WNYC News

MLK 2015 Slideshow

Friday, January 23, 2015

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Performers showcased the role of movement in activism with works influenced and inspired by the legacy of Dr. King

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Is It Rude to Fall Asleep During the State of the Union?" Edition

Friday, January 23, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss Obama's State of the Union address, the Supreme Court's next (final?) marriage equality case, and the controversy over the movie Selma.

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The Takeaway

MLK Day Through the Eyes of Young People

Monday, January 19, 2015

Each year, the nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But we also want to look forward and explore how his work might be carried into the future. 

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: The Words of MLK & Coretta Scott King

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King was a legendary orator whose voice has taken its place in the songs of American liberation. The Takeaway explores the words of Dr. King and Coretta Scott King.

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Movies on the Radio

Civil Rights on the Silver Screen

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland presents the stirring score by pianist/composer Jason Moran for the new film about Dr. King, "Selma."

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: A CELEBRATION HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Watch archived video of our powerful event showcasing movement and activism in performance, with a cast of artists inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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On The Media

The Suicide Letter

Friday, November 14, 2014

The attempts by late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to discredit Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were an ugly and well-documented chapter in American history. 

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Community

WNYC & THE APOLLO PRESENT DREAMS FOR NYC INSPIRED BY MLK

Thursday, January 09, 2014

WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes uptown to the historic Apollo Theater Sunday, January 19, 2014.

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Community

Martin, Malcolm, and Medgar talk about rap and baggy pants

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Check out this excerpt from last year's MLK event

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WNYC News

Video: White House Marks Anniversary of March on Washington, MLK "Dream" Speech

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

President Obama hosted the Let Freedom Ring ceremony today at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivering his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. Watch the video.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Martin Luther King Day 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. day, highlights from yesterday's event at the Brooklyn Museum, co-hosted by Farai Chidaya. Featuring:

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On The Media

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and The Public Imagination

Friday, January 18, 2013

On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. did what he’d done countless times before: he began building a sermon. And in his sermons King relied on improvisation, drawing on sources and references that were limited only by his imagination and memory. It’s a gift — and a tradition — on full display in the "I Have A Dream" speech, but it’s also in conflict with the intellectual property laws that have been strenuously used by his estate since his death. In a segment originally aired in 2011, OTM producer Jamie York speaks with Drew HansenKeith MillerMichael Eric Dyson and Lewis Hyde about King, imagination and the consequences of limiting access to art and ideas.

Charles Mingus - Prayer for Passive Resistance (Live at Antibes)

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Previously Unreleased Interviews with The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

In 1961, a radio reporter named Eleanor Fischer spoke to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a CBC called Project 62. As far as we know, these unedited interviews have never been presented in their entirety until now.

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WNYC News

Honoring the Man Who Helped Save Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fifty-four years ago this month, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Harlem signing copies of his book, when a mentally disturbed woman plunged a steel letter opener into his chest.

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It's A Free Blog

On MLK Weekend, Remembering the Quiet Soldiers

Friday, January 13, 2012

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the team of lawyers who fought in Brown and the cases that followed. One of those attorneys, Robert L. Carter, passed away just last week.

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WNYC News

Teachers Trade Tips on Teaching MLK

Friday, January 13, 2012

Six teachers from a range of schools share tips for inspiring a new generation of students and the challenges they face. The teachers are: Romero Ross (first grade teacher at Achievement First charter school in East New York, Brooklyn) Keith Christiansen (literacy teacher at M.S. 88 in Brooklyn) Luciano D’Orazio (social studies coordinator at P.S. 150 South Bronx) Katy Ulrich (first grade teacher Achievement First charter in Bushwick, Brooklyn) and Karen Zaidberg (sixth grade at Manhattan Country Day School) Duane Williamson (ninth grade English at Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn).

Listen to their conversation about their favorite Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History month-related lessons here:

 

 

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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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