Murray, KY – February marks Black History Month, and 91.3 WKMS, Murray State's listener supported public radio service and NPR member station, features two programs in honor of this annual celebration. The special programming is sponsored in part by the United Methodist Churches of Downtown Paducah.
Monday, February 8 and Monday, February 15
Memories of the Movement: A Black History Month Special
Talk show host, author, and political commentator, Tavis Smiley, presents Memories of the Movement: A Black History Month Special. This program shares some of the poignant and very powerful memories of the Civil Rights Movement, as experienced by a few of the men and women who served on its front lines or played vital roles behind the scenes. Guests include Rev. Jesse Jackson, Ruby Dee, Dick Gregory and Dr. Julia Hare, among others. This program will air in two parts- hear Part 1 on Monday, February 8 at Noon and Part 2 on Monday, February 15 at Noon.
Monday, February 22
State of the Re:Union: Bayard Rustin: Who Was This Man?
On State of the Re:Union, host Al Letson takes the audience to a specific place in time that shaped the way we live now, the Civil Rights Era. While we hear much about Civil Rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, why is the name Bayard Rustin not synonymous with Civil Rights? Why is this person not a household name, too? Was he purposely kept out of the history books? Tune in to hear about Bayard Rustin's story on Monday, February 22 at Noon.