Dr Martin Luther King

Listening Tree Narrative (LT) March 15, 2021 The royals are just like much of our press – trapped in a fantasy version of Britain’s past

Blind to their own biases and insulated from communities they do not encounter or understand, journalists and editors feel entitled to make judgments about what is and what is not racism. Hence the decision by Ian Murray, executive director of the Society of Editors, to publish a statement that unilaterally exonerated the entire UK press of all charges of racism.

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 20, 2021 MALCOLM X INTERVIEWED ON US TV SHOW, FRONT PAGE CHALLENGE: 1965

Malcolm speaks on his split from the Nation of Islam, the accusation that he called Martin Luther King an Uncle Tom; the accusation that he preaches hate and exactly wha he means by saying, by any means necessary.

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C Encyclopaedia Africana February 20, 2021 COINTELPRO – GOALS

In the 1960’s, COINTELPRO’s targets frequently included civil rights activists, both those who espoused non-violence, like Martin Luther King, and those that Hoover referred to as “black nationalist hate groups,” like the Black Panthers.

C Encyclopaedia Africana February 19, 2021 COINTELPRO

Within one year of the formation
of the Black Panther Party, the FBI established a special counter-intelligence program called COINTELPRO, to neutralize political dissidents.

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 7, 2021 CLIP: Dr Martin Luther King on his childhood

Context: The USA had an open system of Apartheid that was not called Apartheid. The USA was not censured for their system in the way that South Africa (eventually) was.

Encyclopaedia Africana J December 24, 2020 JOHN ROBERT LEWIS

US Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights legend and longtime congressman, died at the age of 80 on July 17, 2020

Encyclopaedia Africana J October 11, 2020 JAMES BALDWIN

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.

B Encyclopaedia Africana September 2, 2020 BABATUNDE OLATUNJI

Baba sparked a deep sense of pride among African Americans by strongly promoting images of African culture, which in a subtle but significant way, helped set in motion the currents of the early civil rights movement,”

Listening Tree Narrative (LT) August 29, 2020 ACTOR CHADWICK BOSEMAN DIES AGED 43

Asked about his own childhood heroes and icons, Boseman cited political leaders and musicians: Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Bob Marley, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest and Prince.

Encyclopaedia Africana M Video (LT) August 11, 2020 MLK on silence & indifference to suffering

on the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, ‘Wait on time.’”

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