On the heels of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, today guest host Karma Chávez spends the hour discussing MLK’s legacy and the impacts of commemorating him with professor Jared A. Ball.
They have a wide-ranging conversation touching on topics like how MLK has been received by white liberals, the rise of the non-profit industrial complex in the 1970s, the challenges of political organizing today, and the importance of having honest discussions of King and his politics.
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If you’d like to revisit King in his own words, as Dr. Ball suggests, you can see a full list of his books and bibliography maintained by the King Center here.
Jared A. Ball is professor of communications and Africana studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore and the author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power (Palgrave, 2020). He is also host of the podcast iMiXWHATiLiKE! and co-founder of Black Power Media. His decades of journalism, media, writing, and political work can be found at imixwhatilike.org.