Listeners to Voices of Experience, heard Tuesdays, 4:30 pm. – 5:00 pm and Wednesdays, 8:00 am – 8:30 am have been treated to recent powerful broadcasts that have harken back to the turbulent times that now hold a mirror up to our modern trials and tribulations.
Hosted by author and business consultant Paul E. Casey, the half-hour program, showcases people with experience in their fields. VOE has an emphasis in self-employment, but the show also features timely topics including lifestyle, public affairs, health, fitness, and travel.
The last few weeks have looked at the roots of the Civil Rights movement and drawn links to today’s headlines (click below).
First Broadcast – Dr. Martin Luther King broadcast:
• The first segment are his final words of his “I have Dream Speech.”
• The second segment are words of great wisdom that he imparted to students.
• The third segment is his narration from a Letter from the Birmingham Jail.
• The fourth segment, is the end of his speech in Memphis, the night before he was murdered. This is chilling because it appears that he knew his end was near.
Second Broadcast – From Indifference Into Action:
• On June 11, 1963, President Kennedy went on national TV and made the case for Civil Rights.
• This was followed by President Johnson declaring that “We Shall Overcome,” and dedicated himself to passing sweeping civil rights legislation, which he did.
• In the third segment, Robert Kennedy, then running for President, was campaigning in Indianapolis when Dr. King was murdered in Memphis. Robert Kennedy delivered the bad news to an audience made up mostly of African Americans.
• In the final segment, President Obama returned to Selma Alabama March 17, 2015, fifty years to the day, when police brutalized marchers on their way to Montgomery, AL.
• President Obama called out the great strides that had been made in the 1960’s but also recognized there was still a long way to go.
“It seems that we are in the third wave of the Civil Rights movement, ” said Paul, adding, “The first was in the Emancipation of Proclamation in the 1860’s; the second in Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s and now the Black Lives Matter movement.”
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