4.8.08 Dr.MLK as a Anti-Imperialist,Anti-Capitalist, Pro-Black Power-Pro.-Armed Struggle in Africa
Hotep ! This is Freedom Now’s agenda for April 8, 2008. Our program tonight will address the revisionism , the remaking of Dr. Martin Luther King on this the anniversary of his assassination. We will have two guests . Professor Manu Ampin and Professor Houston Baker. Professor Manu Ampin is a historian and a member of Association for the Study of Classical African Civilization ASCAC. The foremost association of progressive African Historian. He is completing a two volume work entitled “Martin Luther King: The Evolution of a Revolutionary”” which challenges the status quo view Dr. King. It is surprising even in the “movement” of our misunderstanding of Dr. King’s evolution from civil rights activist to a 1.Anti-Imperilist 2. Anti-Capitalist 3. Pro-Black Power Programs and Institutions 4. Supporter of Armed Struggle in Africa.
Our 2nd guest is Houston Baker a distinguish University Professor at Vanderbilt University whose recent publication “Betrayal” How Black Intellectuals have abandoned the ideas of the Civil Rights Era” “Betrayal” is a stinging assault not only against Black Neo-conservatives such as Shelby Steel and John McWorter but also so called progressive specifically Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates and Mike Eric Dyson as traitors to the civil rights movement.
This will be quite an interesting discussion challenging the media and ruling class definitions of the civil rights movement and Dr. King Legacy.
Of course we will have our spoken word piece tonight from Sista S.Pearl Sharp. Our African Drum Beat Historical calendar and announcements from Jabari, regarding the AFIBA Center Emergency Training Program and Sista Warrior Women regarding the up coming 14 Annual Red Wing Youth retreat and conference. This all in a gumbo mix of music here at Freedom Now.