We Cannot Walk Alone
“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Count Time Podcast Living Legends
Charlie Granger EP 15
Southern University Football Hall of Famer Charlie Granger, one of the Deacons for Defense and Justice. discusses Louisiana history that he helped make. Hear his journey from Lake Charles LA, the tragedy of Hurricane Audrey, redemption at Southern University all the way to the Dallas Cowboys and much more.
Johnnie A Jones, Sr EP 30
A warrior for social justice Dr. Jones recounts growing up in Louisiana his work on the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott, numerous cases, student activism at Southern University and the Baton Rouge NAACP and his encounters with General Eisenhower and involvement in the D-Day invasion and his upcoming visit to the White House to meet with President Biden. A funny engaging account of a life well lived, and the limitations of his time that he refuses to accept.
Freya Rivers EP 42
From desegregating Baton Rouge public schools, successful entrepreneur, educator to activist, What a life! An enlightening conversation full of emotion and humor with Living Legend Freya A Rivers.
Audrey Jackson EP 46
Our 95 year old Living Legend talks life history, and community improvement. Audrey N Jacksons long life and commitment to community service is exemplary. She discusses politics and change she has been engaged in and witnessed the last 95 years. It is quite a ride described by an extraordinary woman.
MLK Day 2022 King Holiday Observance
“This year’s theme, It Starts with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community, reflects our belief that it is critical, and necessary for the survival of both humanity and Earth, that we shift our priorities for a strategic quest to create a just, humane, equitable and peaceful world,” said Dr. Bernice A. King. She continued by saying, “It is a necessary, multi-faceted shift that includes shifting our values to align with a revolution of values; shifting our mindset to understand that we are interconnected, interrelated and interdependent and to engage each other and Earth accordingly; and shifting our society from being “thing”-oriented to being “person”-oriented, which will cause us to engage technology with moral responsibility, so that advancing the artificial is not prioritized over the well-being of the authentic. I have deep faith that, if we shift priorities in the ways that my father described in ‘The World House’ chapter of his last book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?, we can create this Beloved Community across the globe and ensure that people have the freedom to participate in government; freedom to prosper in life; and freedom to peacefully co-exist in Community. It starts with me. It starts with each of us.” The King Center
Martin Luther King facts
Where Martin Luther King was born: Atlanta Georgia
Is Martin Luther King a federal holiday: Yes, in 1983 Congress passed and President Reagan signed, legislation declaring the third Monday in January as a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. and his service to the country.
How old was Martin Luther King when he received the Nobel Peace Prize: 35 years old
Where was Martin Luther King, Jr assassinated: On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee. He was there to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of Memphis.