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Inspiration from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day we bring you reflections of several King scholars on his life, work, and how his speeches and sermons influenced political and social spheres of America. We also talk with musician Damien Sneed about his musical and spoken tribute to Dr. King titled We Shall Overcome. His national tour of the performance comes to New Bedford on Monday. 

In the first portion of this program, we hear a special broadcast of Peace Talks Radio, and listen back to several of Dr. King’s landmark speeches. We also hear discussions about the themes of Dr. King’s work and the lasting legacy of his life.

The next portion of  The Point is about a musical tribute to King. Damien Sneed is an accomplished vocalist and instrumentalist whose work spans multiple genres including classical, jazz, R & B, and pop. We talk with him about his tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr titled We Shall Overcome and the themes he hopes to convey through the music and spoken word performance. We Shall Overcome is coming to the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Damien Sneed: We Shall Overcome


We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring Damien Sneed, Monday January 20, 7:30pm  at the Zeiterion thater in New Bedford.

Here are more links to MLK observances in our region: 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast in Falmouth

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast with the  Nauset Interfaith Organization 

Events at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center

Service at the Nantucket Unitarian Church 

Other MLK related events in New Bedford