Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life Of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Stephen Oates
Monday, February 19 through Friday, March 8, 2024.
Read by Karl Schmidt.
IBy the acclaimed biographer of Abraham Lincoln, Nat Turner, and John Brown, Stephen B. Oates’s prizewinning “Let the Trumpet Sound” is the definitive one-volume life of Martin Luther King, Jr. This brilliant examination of the great civil rights icon and the movement he led provides a lasting portrait of a man whose dream shaped American history.
(Harper Perennial; ISBN: 62321455)
Theme: “Twenty-four Negro Melodies” – Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – Orion Records
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The Montgomery bus boycott drags on into 1956 when, in an attempt to break the protest, an all white Grand Jury finds Dr. King and other Black leaders guilty of violating an obscure law and Dr. King’s trial begins.
This Chapter contains language that listeners may find offensive or triggering. The Montgomery bus boycott continues and whites are resorting to psychological warfare and violence to break it, including bombing Dr. King’s home.
This Chapter contains language that listeners may find offensive or triggering. The Montgomery bus boycott begins in earnest.
The 26-year-old scholar has one of his first climatic moments in ministry while speaking to the crowd gathered to discuss protesting segregation in Montgomery.
This Chapter contains language that listeners may find offensive or triggering. Dr. King’s reputation as a preacher spreads beyond Montgomery and racial tensions in the city continue to mount.
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 22, 2024.
Read by Ken Ohst.
Venture back in time to Victorian London to join literature’s greatest detective team — the brilliant Sherlock Holmes and his devoted assistant, Dr. Watson. Ken Ohst reads this gem from the archives featuring five favorites: “The Red-Headed League”, “The Speckled Band”, “The Beryl Coronet”, “The Man With The Twisted Lip”, and “The Engineer’s Thumb”.