A Tribute To MLK from NWI
On this edition of Casual Fridays, Jerry speaks with Indiana University Northwest professor, and region historian, Jim Lane on an upcoming event in Miller Beach to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech.
On August 28, 1963, King gave his speech in the mall in Washington as hundreds of thousands of Americans absorbed his soaring vision of a new kind of nation. King’s speech is one of the most enduring moments of the civil rights movement and a demonstration commemorating the march will be held in Washington on Saturday.
Jim Lane is in the studio and he’ll shed light on the speech and the LOCAL event taking place this Wednesday, August 28, at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in Miller. It’s open to the public and free of charge. Jim will tell us why you should attend, and the relevance of King’s speech 50 years later.
Also, will Saturday’s inaugural Bacon Fest in Portage sizzle or fizzle? A new controversy has been thrown into the frying pan called city politics and Jerry speaks with the event’s creator and possibly a City Councilman who opposes the event’s premise of using city resources.