The Life Elsewhere radio show on WMNF Tampa with host Norman B will feature a special show on Martin Luther King, Monday, January 20, at 9am EST. Norman B was kind enough to ask me to be a guest on the show. We’ll be discussing King’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington, the role of Stevie Wonder is helping to create the national Martin Luther King Birthday holiday, and more. There will be lots of good music and other guests also talking about King and his legacy. It promises to be a great show. You can listen to it live or anytime via the WMNF archives. 

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The Life Elsewhere radio show on WMNF Tampa with host Norman B will feature a special show on Martin Luther King, Monday, January 20, at 9am EST. Norman B was kind enough to ask me to be a guest on the show. We’ll be discussing King’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington, the role of Stevie Wonder is helping to create the national Martin Luther King Birthday holiday, and more. There will be lots of good music and other guests also talking about King and his legacy. It promises to be a great show. You can listen to it live or anytime via the WMNF archives.

Illustrated magazine covers featuring portraits of Martin Luther King. With art by Ben Shahn, Paul Davis, Barry Blitt, and Mark Ulriksen.


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I Am a Man, poster from Memphis sanitation workers strike, 1968
This and many other civil rights-era graphic items are on display at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as part of the For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights show.

I Am a Man, poster from Memphis sanitation workers strike, 1968

This and many other civil rights-era graphic items are on display at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County as part of the For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights show.

Rock the Vote: Dr. Benjamin Spock

For the month of October, we’ll be doing a daily series of posts featuring some of the most memorable politicians from the 1950s, 60s, and early 70s. You can see many cool additional images at Boom Underground.

Martin Luther King/Benjamin Spock button, 1968

Baby book author and peace and justice activist Dr. Benjamin Spock was encouraged during the 1968 Presidential campaign to run on a ticket with Dr. Martin Luther King. That progressive fantasy ticket never materialized, but Spock finally ran for President in 1972 as the People’s Party candidate.

Martin Luther King button

Martin Luther King button

"If Democracy Is to Live, Segregation Must Die"An Address Delivered by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King to the 11th Constitutional Convention, Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, October 5, 1961
Source: Cowan’s Auctions 

"If Democracy Is to Live, Segregation Must Die"
An Address Delivered by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King to the 11th Constitutional Convention, Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, October 5, 1961

Source: Cowan’s Auctions 

Newsweek, June 20, 1966

Newsweek, June 20, 1966

Martin Luther King for President, 1968 button
Source: Busy Beaver Buttons

Martin Luther King for President, 1968 button

Source: Busy Beaver Buttons

The New Yorker, January 16, 1995Illustration: Mark Ulriksen 

The New Yorker, January 16, 1995
Illustration: Mark Ulriksen