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Delmarva Public Media to air “MLK: Three Landmark Speeches” on Monday, January 16th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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On Monday, January 16, 2023 at 9am, Delmarva Public Media will air a special hour-long program honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on WESM 91.3 FM and WSDL 90.7 FM.

The program, entitled MLK: Three Landmark Speeches is produced by Peace Talks Radio and highlights three key speeches of the American Civil Rights leader and Nobel Peace Laureate. Producer Paul Ingles will also interview two leading King scholars.

The featured MLK speeches include “Beyond Vietnam,” in which Dr. King came out publicly and explicitly in opposition to the Vietnam War.

Secondly, Dr. King’s remarks in March of 1965 at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery marches, was considered a turning point in the struggle for Voting Rights and equality for African Americans.

Finally, the famous “Been to the Mountaintop” speech from April of 1968, just one day before his assassination in Memphis, TN.

Link to SELMA TO ALABAMA SPEECH (1965): http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_address_at_the_conclusion_of_selma_march/
Link to BEYOND VIETNAM SPEECH (1967): http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm
Link to BEEN TO THE MOUNTAINTOP SPEECH (1968): http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkivebeentothemountaintop.htm

Bryan brings over 20 years of broadcasting and journalism experience to Delmarva Public Media after doing multi-award-winning work for WAMU/WRAU-FM as the host of “Coastal Connection” and as its coastal reporter. He’s contributed to national entities like the BBC, NPR, and the Associated Press, and worked the local newsbeat at the Maryland Coast Dispatch in Ocean City.