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First Name Basis Podcast


Jan 9, 2020

We have the opportunity to celebrate one of America’s greatest heroes this month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During the month of January host Jasmine Bradshaw will help you learn about and understand the untold story of Dr. King and give you the tools you need to confidently teach your children about his life and his legacy. 

In this episode she covers:

  • His background and upbringing 
  • His time in college/graduate school
  • How he came to be the spokesperson for the Montgomery Bus Boycott and then go on to be a prominent leader in the Civil Rights movement
  • His influence on the election of President John F. Kennedy 
  • How he was viewed as a threat to the nation and investigated by the FBI
  • His philosophy of nonviolent resistance that carried him through and inspires us all 

The Radical King, edited and introduced by Cornel West*

 

Podcast: Code Switch, Episode: The Original Blexit


John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Phone Call that Changed History

 

John F. Kennedy and the Civil Rights Movement

 

Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail 

 

MLK’s Speech Attracted Intense FBI Attention

 

The Threatening Letter Written and Sent to Dr. King from the FBI 

 

Events:

AZ-East Valley Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival

 

AZ-Phoenix Martin Luther King March & Festival 

 

UT-Service Opportunity Through the University of Utah (Register Here)

 

UT-Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum MLK Event

 

ID-Martin Luther King Living Legacy Celebration

Song Credit: “Away” by Geographer and “Beach Disco” by Dougie Wood 

 

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