Category Archives: Civil Rights

Update Martin Luther King Speech

a million die by 1966 day i deliver “beyond vietnam a time to break silence” declaring poverty inevitable in “society gone mad on war” and still i see america attacks to feed “giant triplets of racism materialism and militarism” Editorial Note: This poem is revised and reduced from the original posted in January 2012.

Also posted in Martin Luther King, Poetry - GTC, Racism, Vietnam

Women in Television News

In the vast and luxurious clubhouse of Seven Oaks Country Club, the League of Women Voters of Kern County hosts three female veterans of television news broadcasting in Bakersfield. Prior to their appearance the audience is treated to cashews and cake and a political history lesson: eleven states allowed women’s suffrage before the Nineteenth Amendment […]

Also posted in Bakersfield, Condoleezza Rice, Diane Sawyer, Media, Politics, Television

Calling Martin Luther King

(Telephone lines were jammed on his birthday and I couldn’t get through until the next day when he granted two minutes.) George Thomas Clark – What do you think of Barack Obama? Martin Luther King – Disappointing but better than George Wallace. GTC – He got the U.S. out of Iraq. MLK – Not until […]

Also posted in Campaign 2012, George Wallace, Martin Luther King, Poetry - GTC