Dr. Martin Luther King Jr http://wamc.org en Rare Recording Of MLK Speech Found http://wamc.org/post/rare-recording-mlk-speech-found <p>The New York State Museum in Albany is celebrating an important find on this Martin Luther King Day — a recording of a 1962 speech by the civil rights leader that hadn’t been heard since it was delivered in New York City. The museum received a reel-to-reel tape of the speech celebrating the 100<sup> </sup>anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in the late 1970’s, but didn’t hear it until this past November. Museum director Mark Schaming says it’s a landmark moment for the museum. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:45:34 +0000 Ian Pickus 82197 at http://wamc.org Rare Recording Of MLK Speech Found Ideas Matter: Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-service-and-martin-luther-king-jr-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our series, </span><a href="http://wamc.org/term/ideas-matter" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> provides our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter. This morning we spotlight Service and </span><a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/discussion_groups/community_conversations/mlk.php" style="line-height: 1.5;">Martin Luther King Jr. Day</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Dr. Brian J. Purnell is the Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History at Bowdoin College and he joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81585 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: Service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day Ex-ranger guarded MLK; Recalls Historic Event http://wamc.org/post/ex-ranger-guarded-mlk-recalls-historic-event <p></p><p>The former National Park Service ranger who stood beside Dr. Martin Luther King during his "I Have a Dream" speech says the event was a life-changing moment, helping him realize "everyone has unalienable rights."</p><p>Gordon "Gunny" Gundrum of Grafton, &nbsp;says his assignment to guard dignitaries gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963 gave him a front-row view of the historic event.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:43:46 +0000 Dave Lucas 72409 at http://wamc.org Ex-ranger guarded MLK; Recalls Historic Event Remembering The March And The Dream http://wamc.org/post/remembering-march-and-dream <p></p><p>Community organizations, labor unions, and individuals from throughout the Hudson Valley and the Capital Region are coming together this evening to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.</p><p>Groups will assemble for a night of remembrance, celebration, and discussion for the future of the civil rights movement. They'll commemorate the march and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:53:10 +0000 Dave Lucas 72407 at http://wamc.org Remembering The March And The Dream Rep. John Lewis - "Across That Bridge" http://wamc.org/post/rep-john-lewis-across-bridge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We speak with United States Congressman, John Lewis, about his new book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1401324118/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1401324118">Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1401324118" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 39944 at http://wamc.org Rep. John Lewis - "Across That Bridge" 8/28/13 - Panel http://wamc.org/post/82813-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.</p><p>Topics include:<br>Syria<br>Syria Stock Slump<br>NYT Attack<br>March on Washington Anniversary</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72368 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gov. Patrick Returning To Public Spotlight http://wamc.org/post/mass-gov-patrick-returning-public-spotlight <p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is returning to the public spotlight after a month during which he's kept an unusually low profile.</p><p>Patrick will attend a meeting of the Governor's Council. It's the first public event he's had at the Statehouse since a July 31 meeting of the council.</p><p>In the afternoon, Patrick will participate in a bell-ringing at the Old South Meeting House in honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:06:15 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72363 at http://wamc.org Mass. Gov. Patrick Returning To Public Spotlight Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary http://wamc.org/post/dr-alan-chartocks-morning-commentary-22 <p>WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusess the 50th anniversary of when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech from the Lincoln Memorial.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:49:44 +0000 Alan Chartock 72361 at http://wamc.org Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary Linking Dr. King's Dream to Obama's Inauguration http://wamc.org/post/linking-dr-kings-dream-obamas-inauguration <p>As President Barack Obama was sworn in for a second term today, the nation celebrated the life of civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. &nbsp;And January First marked the 150<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing hundreds of thousands of slaves.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:34:44 +0000 Allison Dunne 56203 at http://wamc.org Linking Dr. King's Dream to Obama's Inauguration