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Martin Luther King Day Brings Civil Rights Reflection

Decades ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight for equality for all Americans. As we honor his memory today, what is the status of that fight? Has King’s famous dream been realized on all fronts

Martin Luther King Day Brings Civil Rights Reflection

Tom Fudge: Martin Luther King has taken his place among the great American leaders of history. And it’s not surprising that people today still seek to use the symbols and the language of his civil rights movement. But as we debate issues like gay rights, women’s rights and illegal immigration, one wonders what we mean by equality and civil rights today.

Guests

  • Maimon Schwarzschild, University of San Diego law professor and former civil rights attorney for the Department of Justice under the Carter administration.
  • Phillip Gay, sociology professor at San Diego State University. 
  • The Reverend William Sinkford, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association.