"Promissory Note" marries MLK's moving words with music and imagery

Filmmaker Jazeel Gayle took a key passage from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and transformed it into a powerful short film about Black Lives Matter. Read the rest

FBI honors MLK Jr. Day by celebrating man they gaslit, surveilled, tried to drive to suicide

The time is always right to do what is right, that's true. But the timing of this is a pretty ugly retcon—especially after a new trove of FBI files on Martin Luther King, Jr. were just released six months ago, painting an ugly picture of frequent sexual misconduct. Read the rest

JOHN WILCOCK: George Wallace, the KKK, and the 1965 Selma Freedom Marches

George Wallace by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall
An evening of police brutality in 1965 ushers in one of the most pivotal moments in Civil Rights history. From John Wilcock, New York Years, a history of the 1960s underground press and related events. (Also, Happy MLK Day, Jan 16)

Listen to this deep house mix of MLK, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" (1989)

From 1989, Fingers Inc.'s beautiful mix of "Can You Feel It" with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.

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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