7 Stories to Listen to on MLK Day
Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day! We Are StoryCorps has collected some of our most memorable broadcasts that touch on both the impact of Dr. King and the tireless fight for civil rights.
Celebrate and reflect on what today is all about! Grab your headphones and enjoy listening to these 7 powerful stories from the StoryCorps Archive on the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
1) Lawrence Cumberbatch tells his son, Simeon, how he traveled from New York City to Washington DC with Brooklyn CORE for the March on Washington in 1963.
2) Elmore Nickelberry and Taylor Rogers remember why they went on strike as Memphis sanitation workers in 1968.
3) Ella Owens tells her daughter, Lynn Reed, about participating in a march during the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike.
4) Reverend George Turks, Jr. remembers witnessing the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike as a teenager.
5) Kathy Dean Evans remembers the night Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
6) Herb Kneeland tells his son Martavius Jones about being a disc jockey at WDIA in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
7) Retired Memphis sanitation worker Taylor Rogers and his wife, Bessie, remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech.
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