#373 : America looks inward to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death.

Separate and Still Unequal. Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., what more can we learn from his final hours and what more can we do to fulfill his vision?

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America looks inward to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death. Journalist Joseph Rosenbloom tells the story of King’s last hours as he faced a crossroads in his vision for nonviolence and economic justice. Former Senator Fred Harris asks why so little has changed since that day. And Bill Press talks with Atima Omara about what she is doing to recruit progressive candidates of color.


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Joseph Rosenbloom

Fifty year ago,  Martin Luther King Jr. arrived in Memphis Tennessee hoping to galvanize a movement for economic equality. There is still much to learn about his vision for our nation. One journalist took on that task by writing a detailed account of his final hours and  came to a fuller appreciation of what was lost.

Fred Harris

The civil unrest that broke out after Martin Luther King’s assassination laid bare the deep pain of racial injustice in America. Senator Fred Harris witnessed those events and helped write a report that warned Americans of two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal.  

Atima Omara

Bill Press talks with Atima Omara, founder of the Omara Strategy Group about what’s driving more people of color, LGBTQ Americans and women to run for office.

 

Jim Hightower

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