A Special Fund Drive Edition of Vantage Point
Monday, August 23, 2021
- The “Bounced Check”
The Promissory Note and King’s Vision of a New America
Why African Americans Can’t Wait
The corporate media has fed the American public a steady diet of the more palatable aspects of Dr. Martin Luther King’s iconic I Have a Dream Speech delivered at the historic 1963 March on Washington. However, the “promissory note” aspect of the speech where King decries the fact of a check which keeps bouncing back “marked insufficient funds” has been intentionally ignored. But is arguably this most important aspect of the speech for African Americans and marginalized people in this nation. Months after the March on Washington, Dr. King would pen his book, Why We Can’t Wait.
On the eve of the 58th Anniversary of the March on Washington, where thousands will march/rally again demanding racial justice, Dr. Ron Daniels has assembled an outstanding panel of thought leaders and activists to discuss the implications of bounced check aspect of King’s I Have a Dream Speech in this moment of racial reckoning in America.
- Martin King III, Son of Dr. Martin Luther King (invited)
- Barbara Arnwine, Esq., Founder/President, Transformative Change Coalition
- Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Founding Dean, College of Ethnic Studies Department Cal State LA
- Bill Fletcher, Veteran Labor and Social Justice Activist, Former President, Trans Africa Forum
- Dr. Greg Carr, Chairman, Africana Studies Department, Howard University (invited)
Produced and Hosted by
- Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor
Ways to listen
- Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New York
- Livestream (Online) — Click Here Mondays 3PM-4PM or visit WBAI.org
- Recent and archived editions — Vantage Point Radio at ibw21.org
Listeners can call-in to speak with Dr. Ron Daniels during the final segment of the show by dialing (212) 209-2877
About the show
The Vantage Point Radio Show is a weekly current affairs program hosted by Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus at York College City University of New York. The show is broadcast each Monday from 3-4PM on Pacifica Radio WBAI (99.5 FM) in collaboration with York College Radio.
The program covers a wide range of social, political, economic and cultural topics featuring interviews and discussions with a diversity of civil and human rights leaders, scholars, activists and community organizers.
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