The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV — FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting

Almost all of those speeches were filmed or taped. But they\’re not shown today on TV.Why?It\’s because national news media have never come to terms with what Martin Luther King Jr. stood for during his final years.In the early 1960s, when King focused his challenge on legalized racial discrimination in the South, most major media were his allies. Network TV and national publications graphically showed the police dogs and bullwhips and cattle prods used against Southern blacks who sought the right to vote or to eat at a public lunch counter.But after passage of civil rights acts in 1964 and 1965, King began challenging the nation\’s fundamental priorities. He maintained that civil rights laws were empty without \”human rights\” — including economic rights. For people too poor to eat at a restaurant or afford a decent home, King said, anti-discrimination laws were hollow.

via The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV — FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting.

via The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV — FAIR: Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting.

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  1. Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you for posting this! They tried to co-opt Martin Luther King’s spirit and legacy with a holiday and statues, changing street names and such-to make him safe and iconic like Washington or Jefferson but too many who fought the same battles with him were still alive to keep telling the truth. And of course as you prove with this post, recordings and the internet make hiding the truth a whole lot harder to do:-)

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