My friend Karen King forwarded this evening an interview I gave to a People’s World reporter during the I Am a Man march in Memphis on April 4. You can hear Karen in the background prompting me to start talking at the beginning of the video.
On April 5, Our Walk to Freedom was given coverage on (Paris) FranceTV’s “Review of the World”. Check it out here!
Shortly before arriving in Memphis yesterday I met and talked with a reporter from WATN, the local ABC affiliate about Walk to Freedom. I will officially finish the walk on Saturday. http://www.localmemphis.com/news/local-news/mlk50-massachusetts-man-travels-400-miles-on-walk-of-freedom-from-selma-to-memphis/1087726918
On the road to Holly Springs
I stopped in Sherman, Mississippi this evening at a Soul Food restaurant called Vell’s Kitchen. Ohh man, the BBQ chicken, potato salad, and fried cabbage was so good. While there, a young white guy named Evan strolls in the joint with his guitar, sits down and just starts playin’. No one paid him any mindContinue Reading Vell’s Soulful Kitchen
Today I crossed over into Mississippi.
I’ve had some trouble posting video of some of the people that I met today due to the file size. YouTube is helping me work around some of those issues. Here’s a link to a short video clip of a Millbrook, Alabama resident who was inspired by my walk. https://youtu.be/uR-yVDNWtgs
I’m still trying to obtain the main story but here’s a brief clip. It’s one of two television news interviews I had today upon arriving in Montgomery. WSFA: MA man quits job to honor MLK with walk from AL to TN http://m.wsfa.com/wsfa/
“Something is happening in Memphis, Something is happening in our world,” Martin Luther King, Jr., April 3, 1965 Those were some of the first words the late Dr. King recited in his famous Mountaintop speech delivered the night before he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, 50 years ago. “Trouble is in the land; confusion allContinue Reading MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop
Here’s a question that was made into a lovely song, How do I get there? I’m sure many of us have asked ourselves that from time to time. It’s by Blues artist Don Bryant. And there’s a nicely written NPR article on his musical career as well.