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Monday is Martin Luther King Day. Yet after 20 years, the holiday that "democratizes the US" still gets mixed reactions. We'll separate the man from the myth and hear about King's "color blind society." We'll also examine his relationship with Bobby Kennedy, and the Faustian deal with that resulted in wiretaps of King. Joining us are a representative of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a Kennedy biographer, and the director of a historical research project on Dr. King.
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The Martin Luther King Papers Project

Earl Ofari Hutchinson at Intellectual Capital.com

Evan Thomas' Newsweek articles

Rev. Norman Johnson and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Ralph Nader

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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