Friday, April 04, 2008

(The Late) M.L. King Still Silenced

By Jeff Cohen
April 4, 2008

Soon after Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday became a federal holiday in 1986, I began prodding mainstream media to cover the dramatic story of King’s last year as he campaigned militantly against U.S. foreign and economic policy.

Most of his last speeches were recorded. But year after year, corporate networks have refused to air the tapes.

Read on.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with most of what was written in this article but I take offense to the use of the word "militantly" in the first paragraph. Perhaps the word "passionately" would be more appropriate for someone who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his use of non-violent civil disobedience as a means to an end.