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Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.
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Celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with highlights from the annual Love Lives Here in the Flathead Valley celebration, recorded Friday in Whitefish.

Tune in on your radio or online Monday night at 8.

Martin Luther King Jr.
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On Saturday musicians in the Flathead Valley performed original songs about Martin Luther King Jr.’s life at the eleventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration hosted by Love Lives Here, an affiliate of the Montana Human Rights Network.

Whitefish resident David Walburn wrote two of the songs. Walburn grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. He remembers listening to Martin Luther King, Jr., on the radio while studying music in college. I spoke with him a few days before the celebration about what inspired his work.

25-years-ago, a New York Times reporter traveled to Montana to interview Gwen Kircher for a story on race in America.

Based on award winning journalist Dirk Johnson's original article, and in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, YPR's Brie Ripley shares this audio postcard on what life's like, presently, for a black woman in a predominately white state.


MLK Day Volunteer Events Around Montana

Jan 15, 2016
Monday, many volunteer events around the state will be taking place to honor Dr. King’s legacy.
Corporation for National and Community Service

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and many volunteer events around the state will be taking place to honor Dr. King’s legacy.

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