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Salute to MLK: The struggle for democracy and the vote

Black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech.
Black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929 - 1968) addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his 'I Have A Dream' speech.

Who can vote and how they can cast their ballot are questions as important today as they were almost 60 years ago when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped lead the fight for voting rights.

This show is a special program honoring the legacy of Dr. King with a contemporary focus on voting access and democracy.

1A host Jenn White leads the conversation with experts and primary sources discussing the state of voting rights and democratic representation in the U.S.

The program presents highlights from a live event recorded at the MLK Memorial Library in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.

 

“Take my hand, Precious Lord” performed by Navasha Day, accompanied by Matthew Chase.

Executive Producers, Maxie Jackson and Tom Hudson. With help from Anna Casey, Yanlin Zhang and Allie Dickman.

Sound design, Rashad Young, Mike Kidd, Rob Bertrand.

Our thanks to George Williams, Ryan Williams, Lisa Warwick and Natalie Campbell from the MLK Memorial Library

 

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Rupert Allman