Voices Radio: Eric and Channing talk about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the fierce revolutionary that he was.
“There is no such thing as history, there’s only the battle and struggle over the historical record”. – Eric Mann.
Eric talks about his very specific interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for black liberation, which Eric wrote about in www.counterpunch.org in 2015 and recently re-wrote/published called, All Hail the Revolutionary King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Revolutionary Tradition. He also reads an excerpt from his article; “The annual King Day celebrations provide a great opportunity to defend Dr. King revolutionary legacy against the systems’ effort to white-wash and degrade his frontal challenge to their crimes. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the great revolutionaries in U.S. and world history. He was a leader of the civil rights and black liberation movement, a fierce internationalist, anti-imperialist and pan-Africanist, a black militant, pro-communist socialist, and part of the movement that was far to the left of, and in opposition to the Democratic party.”
In addition, Channing talks about the United States public education system’s tendency to over-associate the Democratic party with the Civil Rights movement. Channing and Eric make it clear that there were members of the Democratic party who were part of the Civil Rights movement, but the party as whole was not responsible for the civil rights movement, as commonly taught.
Also, The Pan African Film Festivals’ showing of The Bus Riders Union film, on will be held on Tuesday February 12th at The Strategy Center at the corner of Crenshaw and MLK in Los Angeles. We hope to see you there.
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