The Making of Martin Luther King Jr.

American History Hit


Who introduced Martin Luther King Jr. to activism? Why is the influence of mothers so often understated? And did you know about the other King assassination?


In this episode, we explore the extraordinary life and legacy of Alberta Christine Williams King, a remarkable activist in her own right.


From her upbringing in Atlanta to her pivotal role in shaping MLK Jr.’s values and beliefs, Alberta’s story is one of resilience, determination and tragedy.


Don is joined by Anna Malaika Tubbs, New York Times bestselling author of ‘The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation’.


Produced by Sophie Gee. Edited by Aidan Lonergan. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.


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