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King's Last March

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April 4th, 2018 marks 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. A deep look at the last year of King’s life, reveals the forces working against him, the stresses of leadership, and the work that was left undone. At a time when protests, police response and government accountability have surged back into the news, King’s life and work have never been more relevant.

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April 4th, 2018 marks 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. A deep look at the last year of King’s life, reveals the forces working against him, the stresses of leadership, and the work that was left undone. At a time when protests, police response and government accountability have surged back into the news, King’s life and work have never been more relevant.

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90 Ratings
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Incredibly Interesting

By Carley Retta Faye - Apr 04 2018
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Highly recommend. Both in format and subject matter.

Heartbreaking and timely

By mslittr - Apr 04 2018
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Needed now more than ever.

iTunes Ratings

90 Ratings
Average Ratings
68
7
6
4
5

Incredibly Interesting

By Carley Retta Faye - Apr 04 2018
Read more

Highly recommend. Both in format and subject matter.

Heartbreaking and timely

By mslittr - Apr 04 2018
Read more

Needed now more than ever.

Warning: This podcast has less than 10 episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the top 10 episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Top 10 Episode of King's Last March

Rank #1: 8. A Movement in the Millions

Apr 25 2018
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Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and a community organizer, talks about Martin Luther King's legacy, the fight for racial justice today and why she doesn't look forward to Martin Luther King Day.

Rank #2: 7. The Inconvenient Hero

Apr 18 2018
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Vincent Harding was Martin Luther King's longtime friend and advisor. They first met in 1958 when King was laid up in bed, recovering from an assassination attempt. Harding said King's death made some people in the civil rights movement wonder if the country was worth fighting for.

Rank #3: 6: The Accidental Leader

Apr 11 2018
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Clayborne Carson, the director of the King Papers Project, says Martin Luther King Jr. was an "accidental" civil rights leader. Carson argues we created another King -- someone he never was -- the moment he died.

Rank #4: 1: Beyond Vietnam

Apr 03 2018
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Exactly one year before his death, Martin Luther King Jr. stood in Riverside Church and denounced the Vietnam War. It was a radical move - and it may have been the beginning of the end for King.

Rank #5: 2: Unfulfilled Dreams

Apr 03 2018
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In the last months of his life, Martin Luther King Jr. struggled to launch a new phase in the civil rights movement: He wanted to bring the nation's poor to Washington D.C. for what he hoped would be the longest running protest in history.

Rank #6: 4: I Am a Man

Apr 03 2018
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In the spring of 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. disregarded the advice of his entire staff and traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, in support of striking sanitation workers.

Rank #7: 3: To 'Prevent the Rise of a Messiah'

Apr 03 2018
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Under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI conducted a relentless campaign to track, spy on and harass Martin Luther King Jr. All tactics were fair game in their effort to "neutralize" the civil rights leader.

Rank #8: 5: April 4th, 1968

Apr 03 2018
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Fifty years ago, at 6:00 in the evening, Martin Luther King Jr. was standing on the balcony of his hotel room, trying to decide if he needed a coat.

Rank #9: Coming soon: King's Last March

Mar 27 2018
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On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn. Half a century later, he remains a vivid symbol of hope for racial equality in America. But his politics were much more complex - and radical -- than most people realize. King's Last March, coming April 4, explores the lesser-known story of the Civil Rights icon's last year of life.