Rev. Kenneth Clarke, director of the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights, will discuss two iconic speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy on a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of “All Things Equal,” Jan. 21 at 8:30 a.m. on WHCU Radio, 870 AM and 95.9 FM in Ithaca.
Clarke, a King scholar and former director of Cornell United Religious Work, will focus on King’s final speech (popularly known as “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”) in Memphis the night before he was murdered in 1968, and Kennedy’s remarks the following evening, announcing the news that King had been killed to a crowd in inner-city Indianapolis.
Hosted by Gary Stewart, Cornell associate vice president of community relations, “All Things Equal” regularly airs Tuesday mornings and features community conversations on race, class and equity.
– Daniel Aloi