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Dr. King’s Education Legacy

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking to AFSCME in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 18, 1968

Brian hosted a gathering of hundreds of New Yorkers yesterday to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and to discuss whether education is a civil right. Hear excerpts from that event. Plus: hear the latest news from the GOP presidential race and get an update from Washington.

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In MLK's Footsteps: Education as a Civil Right

Listen to excerpts from Sunday's event hosted by Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd, managing editor of The Global Game, as they discuss Dr. King's battle for equal education for all.

Panelists included:

  • Cami Anderson, superintendent of the Newark public schools
  • Fredrick C. Harris, professor of political science and director of Columbia University's Center on African-American Politics and Society
  • Rachel Moran, dean of the UCLA School of Law
  • Harvard Sitkoff, professor of history at the University of New Hampshire
  • John A. Stokes, an original plaintiff in the Brown v. Board of Education case 
  • Touré, journalist and cultural critic
  • Villy Wang, founder, president and CEO of BAYCAT 
  • With live performances by:         

  • Toshi Reagon
  • Manhattan Country School      
  • Manhattan Theatre Lab 
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