SiriusXM will be reflecting on what makes Martin Luther King Jr. Day such an essential national holiday in the United States. As an activist and spokesperson, King made fundamental strides in protesting racial discrimination on federal and state levels through activism and civil disobedience. Though it’s been 52 years since King’s death and even longer since the legendary “I Have a Dream” speech and Montgomery, Ala. bus boycott, his work and words remain as relevant as ever.
Praise remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
GRAMMY Award-winning gospel singer and choir director Kirk Franklin will have multi-genre artist Damien Sneed on air to sing King’s praises. Following an interview, Sneed will pay tribute to the man who gave his life for a better world with a rousing rendition of “We Shall Overcome” and performance of his own original work. This extra-special hour of praise airs at 1 pm ET on Monday, January 20th.
Urban View honors King’s legacy
Joe Madison will be kicking off Urban View‘s MLK programming bright and early at 6 am ET on Monday, January 20th with an airing of King’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” address. Madison will also interview Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, and join Frank Scott Jr., mayor of Little Rock, Ark., in conversation about the Civil Rights Trail.
At 10 am ET on Monday, Laura Coates is set to air King’s “Give Us the Ballot” address, followed by interviews with Michael K. Honey, author of To The Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice, and Barbara Stewart on remembrance of the late civil rights activist’s service to the nation and his community.
Celebrating MLK’s impact on the NBA
NBA Radio is honouring the life, legacy, and impact of Martin Luther King Jr. on both the NBA and the world. Jason Jackson will talk with Basketball Hall of Famers Sheryl Swoopes and Robert Parish, longtime NBA player Caron Butler, and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Doug Williams during this one-hour holiday special. Listeners with All Access subscriptions can catch the conversation on Sunday, January 19th at 1 pm, 7 pm, and 11 pm; and Monday, January 20th at 10 am and 1 pm (all times ET).