Part of WPFW’s daylong program “MLK Interrupted: Poverty, Racism and Economic Inequality 50 years Later.”
Hour 1 (top):
Jackie Jeter, president of the Metro Washington Council and ATU Local 689 here in DC, reporting LIVE from the I AM 2018 50th Anniversary of Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike and March in Memphis.
Joe McCartin, labor historian and executive director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. Author of many books and articles, including 'Fire the Hell Out of Them': Sanitation Workers’ Struggles and the Normalization of the Striker Replacement Strategy in the 1970s." Labor: Studies in the Working-Class History. (2005)
Hour 2 (second from top):
Joseph Rosenbloom, author "Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours."
Michael Honey, author of brand-new book “To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice.”
Music and actualities include:
“Glory” by Common & John Legend (from the movie “Selma”)
“The Legacy” (AFL-CIO video)
Bree Newsome, Elle Hearns, Tef Poe and Tori Russell discuss Martin Luther King Jr. and how his legacy plays a role in the struggle for civil rights today.
“33 Letters and a Tragedy of Historic Proportions” (AFL-CIO video)
Secretary Bonnie Blair tells the untold story of the 33 letters that led to the historic strike by Memphis sanitation workers, which brought King to Memphis in 1968.
"Woke Up This Morning" by John Legend (from The Soundtrack For A Revolution)