Martin Luther King

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Airs Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 6 p.m. Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is exploring the last 50 years of Black history... and the racial and class barriers in America. What would we tell Martin Luther King if he came back and wanted to know what happened? "Highlights of the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival," from APM.

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Airs Monday, February 20, 2017, at 11 a.m. In this hour-long special from WQXR and WNYC, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work--and examines how the musical community responded to and participated in Dr. King's cause. Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement.

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Airs Monday, February 13, 2017, at 9 p.m. All Things Considered's Audi Cornish guest hosts this week’s Jazz Night in America episode. The tables turn as JNIA host Christian McBride -- Grammy Award winning bassist and composer -- talks about and performs his suite, The Movement Revisited, inspired by the words of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr. The performance was captured live at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, McBride's hometown.

Airs Wednesday, February 24, at 8 p.m. Through story and song, author Russell Goings has adapted his epic poem “The Children of Children Keep Coming” into an hour-long spoken word performance that delineates and celebrates the too often unsung African American cultural history. His inspiration comes from friendship of iconic collagist Romare Bearden and from the voices of the ancestors.

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Airs Monday, February 15, at 9 p.m. All Things Considered's Audie Cornish guest hosts this week’s Jazz Night in America episode. The tables turn as JNIA host Christian McBride -- Grammy Award winning bassist and composer -- talks about and performs his suite, The Movement Revisited, inspired by the words of Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr.   The performance was captured live at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, McBride's hometown.  

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