In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on The Point we discuss the civil rights movement on Cape Cod, and the life and legacy of Cape Cod’s Civil rights icon Eugenia Fortes.
Mindy Todd hosts John Reed, President of the Board of Directors at Zion Union Heritage Museum and Vice President of the Cape Cod Chapter of the NAACP. He’s also a retired history teacher at Barnstable High School. Frank “Scoba” Rhodes also joins the conversation; he's president of the Cape Cod Chapter of the NAACP, Former service member in the US Air Force, and retired school counselor in Falmouth. We also hear from young people about how Dr. King continues to serve as an inspiration and influences their hopes and dreams for the future. The audio clips heard in this program from a 1978 interview with Eugenia Fortes are courtesy of the Tales of Cape Cod Oral History Collection. Follow the link for the complete oral history archives. And this Falmouth Chamber of Commerce link provides a listing of some of the Martin Luther King Jr. Events happening around the region.