Monday, January 16, 2006

Celebrating M.L. King, Jr.

Hi everyone! Today's selection is to honor Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on this national holiday celebrating his birthday. As we think about podcasting, we really are emphasizing the power of the spoken word. And what better example of this power than Rev. King's speech delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.

The mp3 file with this speech can be found on the website at:

This site also has a full transcript of the speech.

"Following a series of non-violent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was arrested and jailed, King organized a massive march on Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, he evoked the name of Lincoln in his "I Have a Dream" speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The next year, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize."

As always, the orange title above has a link to the mp3 file with the podcast, and you can subscribe to the RSS feed for "Burks' Selections" using the address on the orange XML icon in the right column on the page.

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