Throwback Thursday | WAMO Interviews Dr. King 1966
"The Rev Dr. Martin Luther King in Pittsburgh" [Interviewing with WAMO] 1966 - The Digs
This week we celebrated not only the second inauguration of President Barrack Obama, but also the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Both men have made giant steps in history, both fought (and still fight) for equality, and both were and are amazing speakers, drawing thousands to come hear them speak. According to the 1966 article in the Post Gazette "Speaking in solemn, sometimes poetic tones, Dr. King said that 'if the United States could spend 24 billion dollars a year to fight the war in Vietnam and almost as much to put a man on the moon, then billions could be spent to upgrade the Negro. Some people are more concerned with winning the war in Vietnam than they are about winning the war on poverty right here at home.' Dr. King ended his speech on an optimistic note: ' Despite current problems in the civil rights movement, white backlash and black power, I still have faith in the future.'" As far as we've come from then until today, we still see hate in so many ways. 2012 had too many displays of hatred and violence. What do you think Dr. King would think about society today?