Martin Luther King Day, Plus: Oakland Unified School District

As part of Martin Luther King Day, UpFront revisits The Pacifica Archive to listen to a piece by journalist Colin Edwards about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final visit to northern California on January 14, 1968 and his speech at Santa Rita. Afterwards, we play tape from compiled speeches by Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. On the Vietnam War as it related to civil rights. Mike Hutchinson tells us about the curent standing of the Oakland Unified School District and relevant policy and politics. Mitch and Brian interview Clayborne Carson, an African-American professor of history at Stanford University, and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. Carson informs us about the long-term legacy of King and how his influence continues to be felt today. 


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