Martin Luther King Jr. in Books

Premiere DateJan 24, 2019
00:00 Show Opening
01:28 Episode Intro (music: “Tell Me” -Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings)
03:44 ‘Why We Can’t Wait’ by Martin Luther King Jr.
10:53 Let Them Knock Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
15:13 ‘My Life, My Love, My Legacy’ by Coretta Scott King AND ‘Parting the Waters’ by Taylor Branch
19:33 Longer and Stronger Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
23:02 ‘Martin Luther King Jr.: A Life’ by Marshall Frady AND ‘Bearing the Cross’ by David J. Garrow
27:49 Humble Me Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
31:43 Show Recap
34:22 Mama Don’t Like My Man Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
35:28 Outro Promo
36:04 Finish

This past Monday the country celebrated one of the most iconic and important figures in American history. Martin Luther King Jr. Day asks us, as citizens of the 21st Century, to never forget the sacrifices many before us have made to shine a spotlight on the injustices of man and demand that all humans are, and will forever be, created and treated equally under the Constitution of the United States of America. In celebration of the indelible Martin Luther King Jr., we discuss and recommend five of the best books written in reference to the man, his message, and his legacy.

The books discussed in today’s episode are:


1. ‘Why We Can’t Wait’ by Martin Luther King Jr.


2. ‘My Life, My Love, My Legacy’ by Coretta Scott King


3. ‘Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954–63’ by Taylor Branch


4. ‘Martin Luther King Jr.: A Life’ by Marshall Frady


5. ‘Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’ by David J. Garrow

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Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…

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