LOTSA A CAPPELLA
DR. KING TRIBUTE
Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and others who worked for freedom and justice
...'Well,' they're saying, 'you need to put on brakes.' The only answer that we can give to that is that the motor's now cranked up and we're moving up the highway of freedom toward the city of equality, and we can't afford to stop now because our nation has a date with destiny. We must keep moving. Then there is another cry. They say, 'Why don’t you do it in a gradual manner?' Well, gradualism is little more than escapism and do-nothingism, which ends up in stand-stillism. We know that our brothers and sisters in Africa and Asia are moving with jet-like speed toward the goal of political independence. And in some communities we are still moving at horse-and-buggy pace toward the gaining of a hamburger and a cup of coffee at a lunch counter.
Here's the most recent playlist for the Dr. Martin Luther King special on Lotsa A Cappella on KDHX:
photo: poster of Dr. King at Delmonico's Restaurant
"We must develop and maintain a sense of dignity and self respect. We must not allow anybody or anything to make us feel that we do not
count. We must believe in our souls that we are somebody, that we are significant, that we are worthful; we must walk the streets everyday
with this sense of dignity and this sense of self respect..."
Lotsa A Cappella playlists:
Click here for the text of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech.
Video excerpt and complete text of Dr. King's last speech
African American Odyssey exhibit from the Library of Congress
photo by Allen ZakZakFoto
photo: "His Dream - Our Dream"
Recommended online references
The King Institute includes audio and video of Dr. King's speeches
Tavis Smiley's Striving for the Dream
From Time Magazine: "I have seen the promised land"
The Seattle Times: Dr. King and the civil rights movement
The Los Angeles Times: Historic site's keeper is living tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.
The Washington Post: MLK Memorial's "drum major" quote will be corrected
Saint Louis, Missouri area 7th and 8th Graders wrote essays on this theme: (link to pdf file)
American Civil Rights
Wikipedia has a good overview. For a history of the civil rights movement in the USA from 1896-1954, click here.
For civil rights history since 1954, click here.