MLK

Song Artist/ Album/ Label

Brokedown Palace/ Mark Erelli/ Mix Tape/ Mark Erelli

Skippin' in the Mississippi Dew/ John Hartford/ Mark Twang/ New Rounder

This Old Guitar/ Joe Purdy/ American Folk (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)/ American Folks Records

The Warranty Deed/ Tony Barrand And Keith Murphy/ On the Banks of Coldbrook: Atwood Family Songs from the Hills of Vermont/ Tony Barrand and Keith Murphy

Pelicans/ Birds Of Chicago/ Real Midnight/ Five Head Entertainment

Banish Misfortune;Open Hand/ Patty Larkin/ À Gogo/ Vanguard Records

With M.L.K. Day approaching, we look at a forthcoming book that traces the response to King's assassination -- both here and around the world. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure; indeed, it took until the year 2000 for New Hampshire to recognize the slain civil rights leader with a federal holiday.  We talk with UNH professor Jason Sokol about his book and about how America's fraught racial past has shaped current race relations.

This show originally aired on January 4th, 2018. 


N.H. Writer Honored With MLK Award

Jan 19, 2015
Library of Congress

A writer and community activist in New Hampshire will be honored today by the Martin Luther King Coalition.

JerriAnne Boggis is being recognized for her work to tell the often little known stories of African Americans in the state. Boggins is an activist and the director for the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. She says on this holiday, she hopes Granite Staters will remember Dr. King’s ideals – and his actions.