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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Who Should Have Created the MLK Memorial?


(Originally streamed January 13, 2012)

After the broadcast the conversation turned to focus on the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on the National Mall.  The Interior Secretary announced that the paraphrased quote referring to Dr. King's remarks about being a "drum major for justice" will be revised to reflect Dr. King's actual words,  But the discussion heated up when it turned to the topic of who should have been awarded the honor of creating the monument.

Our panel tonight: Callie Crossley, Host of The Callie Crossley Show, 89.7 WGBH Radio; Kim McLarin, Cultural commentator and Assistant Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College; Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio; and Ravi Perry, Professor of Political Science, Clark University.
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Basic Black is produced live in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.basicblack.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

Since 1968, Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries. Basic Black captures the stories and events that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond.

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