Episode 270

Martin Luther King Jr. Day & Disaster Relief Helping the Southeast

Jan 16, 2023

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. A federal holiday to mark the life and work of the American civil rights worker. King was born on January 15, 1929 and was gunned down on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. And, Disaster Relief workers are working in the southeast where around 30 tornadoes of ripped through Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia late last week leaving many dead and others digging out from damaged homes and businesses.

Transcript

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. A federal holiday to mark the life and work of the American civil rights worker. King was born on January 15, 1929 and was gunned down on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

King was a Baptist pastor in Atlanta who encouraged civil protests surrounding the mistreatment of Blacks and racism that raged across the U.S. in the 1950s and 1960s.

While he is well known for his writings and speeches, he is perhaps most known for his I Have a Dream speech delivered in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.
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Disaster Relief workers are working in the southeast where around 30 tornadoes of ripped through Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia late last week leaving many dead and others digging out from damaged homes and businesses.

At the same time DR workers are trying to help Californians as they have faced weeks of flooding with more than a dozen people killed by flood waters.

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