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50th Anniversary of Dr. King's Assassination

Apr 4, 2018

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Today, we mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a reflection on his legacy, and a discussion about the state of Civil Rights in America today.  Fifty years on, what has changed for people of color and economically underserved populations in our country?

Tom is joined in Studio A by, Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Senior Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and founder of Orita's Cross Freedom School; and Rev. Dr. C Anthony Hunt, Senior Pastor of Epworth United Methodist Chapel and King scholar.

Joining us from NPR studios in DC is Myesha Braden, Director for the Criminal Justice Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law