Observing Martin Luther King Day
At events across the nation today, Americans were urged to help realize the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The man whose name has become synonymous with the civil rights revolution was assassinated 36 years ago, and his call for equality for all Americans-regardless of race-has by no means been achieved. In Atlanta, King-s son, reflected on the children who have been killed in the war in Iraq. King-s widow, Coretta Scott King, renewed the call that -peaceful ends can only be reached through peaceful means.- In Los Angeles, where thousands turned out for a Kingdom Day Parade, the theme was labor rights, and striking grocery store workers got the loudest applause. What do Dr. King's dreams of peace and equality mean to a new generation? We hear from the director of LA's Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the founding member of an African American architectural firm, civil rights attorney Connie Rice and Garth Trinidad, host of KCRW-s Chocolate City.