LISTEN: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1964 conversation with Robert Penn Warren


Martin Luther King, Jr.'s soaring oration has come to define how many think of him, so it's interesting to hear Dr. King speaking conversationally in 1964 with Robert Penn Warren, almost in the relaxed feel of a podcast. Read the rest

On conservative attempts to co-opt MLK

Hamilton Nolan: "It all adds up to a simple formula: concede wholehearted support for the points that have already been won, while dismissing (as irrelevant, or unpatriotic, or immoral) the points that are still active political issues with which conservatives disagree." [Gawker] Read the rest
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Public Enemy's By the Time I Get to Arizona

A few minutes late, but man, this is good stuff.

YouTube - Public Enemy - By The Time I Get To Arizona (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Previously:Free MP3: folk cover of Public Enemy's "Bring the Noise" - Boing Boing Boing Boing: Public Enemy's Internet strategy Public Enemy's history of copyright in hip hop - Boing Boing Boing Boing: Mashup up of Flaming Lips, MLK and Public Enemy Crossed Genres cover art featuring MLK as Terminator, KKK as girl ... Rare MLK speech on civil disobedience - Boing Boing Lost 1965 MLK sermon from Hollywood Synagogue - Boing Boing Video: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" - Boing Boing Martin Luther King, Jr. playlist - Boing Boing Read the rest