MLK Day http://nhpr.org en Should The 'I Have A Dream' Speech Be Public Domain? http://nhpr.org/post/should-i-have-dream-speech-be-public-domain <p>Martin Luther King Junior’s ‘I Have a Dream' speech is not in the public domain. The King Estate holds strict copyrights on the famous 1963 speech, claiming it as private intellectual property. But many scholars point out that the laws allowing the King Estate to own the speech are the same laws King himself broke while giving the speech. The tradition of orating is one of sharing ideas, and many preachers of the time, including King, would reference each other’s sermons or any words, past or present,&nbsp; they felt were relevant. <a href="http://www.onthemedia.org/story/181155-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-and-public-imagination/"><em>On The Media</em> producer Jamie York has the story of how King preached at the height of his prowess, and his family’s demands that his publicly sourced speech remain privately owned by them.</a> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Jamie York 42043 at http://nhpr.org Should The 'I Have A Dream' Speech Be Public Domain? The Songs That Shaped 'I Have A Dream' http://nhpr.org/post/songs-shaped-i-have-dream <p>On August 28<sup>th</sup>, 1963, minutes before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his landmark 'I Have a Dream' speech, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson electrified and moved the crowd with took to the stage and sang two traditional&nbsp; spirituals<strong>. </strong>Our guest, <a href="http://www.jonathanrieder.com" target="_blank">Jonathan Rieder</a><strong> </strong>says her performance wasn’t intended only to evoke an emotional response, but also, to connect the struggle for civil rights to the fight to abolish slavery more than a century before. Jonathan’s article in <a href="http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/08/songs-of-the-slaves-reflections-on-mlks-i-have-a-dream.html"><em>The New Yorker</em>,&nbsp; called “Songs of the Slaves: The Music of M.L.K’s ‘I Have a Dream’" details how traditional black music fueled Dr. King’s ground-breaking&nbsp; speech.</a> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 42044 at http://nhpr.org The Songs That Shaped 'I Have A Dream' The War On Poverty Starts With The Economy http://nhpr.org/post/war-poverty-starts-economy <p>Fifty years ago this month President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed a nearly $950-million anti-poverty bill into law, creating Head Start, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Economic Opportunity Act. President Johnson envisioned a wealthy country where no child would go unfed or unschooled.&nbsp; Five decades on, the official poverty rate has dropped, but childhood poverty is on the rise, as is income inequality. With no victory to declare, is it time for another war on poverty? Our guest is Angela Glover Blackwell.<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/01/05/does-the-us-need-another-war-on-poverty/we-dont-need-a-war-on-poverty-we-need-an-equitable-economy"> She responded to that question in <em>New York Times’ “Room for Debate”</em> series</a>. She is founder and CEO of <a href="http://www.policylink.org/site/c.lkIXLbMNJrE/b.5136441/k.BD4A/Home.htm">Policy Link</a>, a national research and action institute which works to improve access and opportunity for people of color and residents of low-income community.&nbsp; Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 42042 at http://nhpr.org The War On Poverty Starts With The Economy Remembering The March On Washington http://nhpr.org/post/remembering-march-washington-0 <p>We talked with African Americans living in northern New England about the civil rights protest that helped change the course of racial history in the US.&nbsp; Fifty years later, Americans are still contemplating the legacy of that day and debating the extent to which Dr. Martin Luther king’s dream of racial equality has been fulfilled.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 42035 at http://nhpr.org Remembering The March On Washington N.H. Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day http://nhpr.org/post/nh-celebrates-martin-luther-king-jr-day <p></p><p>Community members gathered at events in Portsmouth, Hollis, and across the state today/Monday to celebrate the life – and the mission -- of Martin Luther King Jr.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manchester, NH celebrated its </span>31<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Martin Luther King Day community celebration at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:27:38 +0000 Emily Corwin 20538 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day