Episode 1: Beyond Vietnam
Listen to our first episode featuring the controversial Anti-Vietnam War Speech that King gave on April 4, 1967 at the Riverside Church in New York City.
Episode 2: Early Years
In this episode, we take a look at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s early years in Atlanta, GA. We talk about the family the young King was born into and the religious and social environment in which he spent his childhood.
Episode 3: Crozer Theological Seminary
In this episode, we are talking about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s time at the Crozer Theological Seminary, near Chester, Pennsylvania.
Episode 4: Meet Coretta
In Fall 1951, at the age of 22, Martin Luther King, Jr., moved to Boston, where he began his doctoral studies at the School of Theology, at Boston University. But rather than focusing on King's graduate studies, this episode is dedicated to King's encount
Episode 5: Welcome to Montgomery!
On December 1, 1955, one of Montgomery's most prominent community members came into the spotlight of local news: Rosa Parks. She refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger and was arrested for violating the segregation laws.
Episode 6: Desegregation at Last
On November 13, 1956 the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed Browder v. Gayle and struck down laws requiring segregated seating on public buses.
Episode 7: Pilgrimage to Nonviolence
To deepen his understanding of Gandhi, King traveled to India. On 3 February 1959, Martin and Coretta King embarked on a five-week-long journey through India.
Episode 8: 1960, The Sit-Ins begin...
This episode follows Kings' move to Atlanta and Martin's involvement in students' sit-in campaign.
Episode 9: 1961/1962 Albany Movement
This episode focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s involvement in the 1961/1962 Albany Movement, in Albany GA.
Episode 10: 1963 Birmingham
In winter of 1962 Dr. King decided to join the local activists and the movement leader Fred L. Shuttlesworth in their preparation for the Birmingham Campaign.
Episode 11: 1963 Birmingham Part 2
This episode focuses on the events that took place in April and May of 1963 in downtown Birmingham, AL.
Episode 12: The Freedom Rides
This episode focuses on two of the iconic civil rights movement leaders: John Lewis, and Cordy Tindell Vivian.
Episode 13: 1963 March on Washington and King's Dream
In August 1963, 200,000 people joined the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, envisioning a future where all men are guaranteed life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Episode 14: Nobel Peace Prize
In December 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize and outlined his agenda to fight racism, poverty, and war for all mankind. However, upon returning home, he faced FBI surveillance and a smear campaign to destroy his reputation.
Episode 15: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
This episode explores the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, two iconic leaders of the African American liberation struggle, and examines the extent to which they shared common goals and ideologies.
Episode 16: Selma to Montgomery
The 1965 Voting Rights Campaign in Selma, Alabama, saw repeated marches and violent clashes between demonstrators and police, culminating in the historic Selma to Montgomery march led by Martin Luther King Jr. The campaign led to the signing of the Voting
Episode 17: 1965 Watts Rebellion
In August 1965, the arrest of Marquette Frye, a black man, triggered six days of unrest and violence between police and African Americans in Watts, Los Angeles. The events resulted in 34 deaths, over 1,000 injuries, and nearly 4,000 arrests. Clayborne Car
Episode 18: Black Power
Calling for "Black Power," Stokely Carmichael gave voice to younger activists disillusioned with the nonviolent principles, which exposed the growing differences within the civil rights movement.
Episode 19: 1966 Chicago
In January of 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr., moved to Chicago to support the local activists in the Chicago Freedom Movement, a campaign against poverty, housing discrimination, and other urban problems.
Episode 20: Last March
In 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr., began working on his most ambitious and also his last major campaign; the Poor People's Campaign.
Episode 21: Final Speech
On April 3, 1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his last speech at the mass meeting of the Memphis Sanitation Workers.