Some of the media incorporated into today's show included the following:
- Lewis, David L. King: A Critical Biography. I was blessed to be assigned this informative, well-written book in an African American History course at Harvard-Radcliffe. I highly recommend it.
- Phillips, Donald T. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership: Inspiration and Wisdom for Challenging Times. This book was recommended by Darius Myers, who shared 15 of King's 10 principles for effective leadership.
- "Precious Lord" recorded by B.B. King (1963) - Dr. King had requested that "Precious Lord" be sung at his funeral.
- AmericanRhetoric.com (Top 100 Speeches) - Three of Dr. King's speeches rank in the top 43 at this site: #1 -"I Have a Dream," #15 -"I've Been to the Mountaintop," and #43 -"Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." Visit my January 11 posting to access links to other speeches by Dr. King.
DVD'S (REFERRED TO AND RECOMMENDED):
- Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream". [United States] : MPI Home Video, c2005.
- Sing for Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs (sound recording), Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian/Folkways, 1990
We engaged in a few quizzes during the show. The questions are listed below. For the answers, please visit again soon to hear the show recording, which will be accessible from here shortly.
- What if the Civil Rights workers had been unwilling to go to jail?
- What if Rosa Parks had not been good-looking and demure?
- What was the FBI's code word for MLK?
After the show, I rushed to Tarrytown to enjoy readings, a fabulous spread and literary company at the WLS Annual African-American Writers & Readers Literary Tea. For details about this event and information about registering for next year's event, click here. ###