Reflecting On MLK’s Legacy, Civil Rights Issues Today

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Martin Luther King Jr. at the courthouse in Hayneyville, Alabama
In this March 1, 1965 file photo, registrar Carl Golson shakes a finger at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during meeting at the courthouse in Hayneyville, Ala. King inquired about voter registration procedures but Golson told him that if he was not a prospective voter in Lowndes county, “It’s none of your business.” King visited two nearby counties after leading a voter registration drive in Selma. Horace Cort/AP Photo

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we examine a variety of civil rights issues with the head of Wisconsin’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Then, a history professor joins the program to discuss King’s legacy and how schools respond to racism.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Selika Ducksworth-Lawton Guest
  • Chris Ott Guest

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