African American Politics in the Post-Civil Rights Era

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He was one of the most charismatic leaders of America-s social and political landscape, a driving force behind the civil rights movement of the 1960's. Now, nearly four decades after Reverend Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, what has happened to the civil rights movement he championed? Where are today-s black leaders? What about organizations like the NAACP? How are African-American conservatives changing the debate? Today, on Martin Luther King Day, guest host Sara Terry looks at today's visionaries and the reality of black leadership in America today with scholars, political scientists, religious leaders, and civil rights advocates. (This segment was originally earlier today on To the Point.)

Martin Luther King Center

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton