Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century’s most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in U.S. history, King also authored several books, including Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, and Why We Can’t Wait. His speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
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Representation in all forms of media is critically important. The erasure of the identities of BIPOC and the oversaturation of white voices in arts contribute to a culture where inequality reigns. Diverse voices are imperative in audio: Black narrators in particular must have their performances amplified and celebrated. Audiences should have the ability to hear themselves in the works they consume, and to engage with art that is driven by authentic deliveries.