MLK Day Special
  • Jan 20, 2020 9:00 pm
  • 1:41:18 mins
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Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy (:30) Guest: David Garrow, Pulitzer-prize Winning Author of “Bearing the Cross” The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior is often remembered for the soaring optimism of his “I Have a Dream” speech in the march on Washington. By the time he was assassinated on April 4, 1968, it had been five years since that march.  Did Dr. King feel his dream had been accomplished? (Originally aired 4/5/18) How White Kids Learn About Race and Privilege (19:25) Guest: Margaret Hagerman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Mississippi State University, Author of “White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America” How should parents teach their kids about race and why it matters?  In September of 2018, we spoke with Sociologist Margaret Hagerman, who embedded with a couple dozen wealthy white families in the Midwest for her book, “White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America.”  She spent two years in the community, developing a rapport with parents so they and their children would open up to her about such a touchy topic. (Originally aired 9/7/18) Jackie Robinson’s Daughter On Her Civil Rights Awakening in 1963 (37:16) Guest: Sharon Robinson, Author of “Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963” 1963 was a pivotal year for the Civil Rights movement in America. The historic March on Washington happened that summer. In the months before that march, the nation watched in horror as TV news cameras showed Alabama police using firehoses and dogs on African American youth marching in what’s known as the Birmingham Children’s Crusade. And in September of 1963, four African American girls were murdered in the bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church. 1963 was also a pivotal year for Sharon Robinson, the daughter of Jackie Robinson. (Originally aired 9/26/19) History of the Race Beat (51:16) Guest: E.R. Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist, Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University, Columnist for The Baltimore Sun The press has always played a part in shaping racial stereotypes and racism in America. Over the years, that role has changed. In September 2018, we took a look at how the media is currently tackling these issues with E.R. Shipp, a Pulitzer-prize winning columnist for the Baltimore Sun and professor of journalism at Morgan State University. (Originally aired 4/4/18) Race in Sports (70:47) Guests: William Mitchell, Retired College Football Coach, USAF Pilot; Cameron McCoy, PhD, Professor of History, Brigham Young University; Mikaela Dufur, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Brigham Young University Whether it’s on the court, field, or track, race is always present in sports, coloring how athletes are perceived. (Originally aired 2/9/18)

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