The Real Martin Luther King: Reflecting on MLK 50 Years After His Death

Jan 17, 05:00 PM

On this episode of BackStory, Ed, Brian, Nathan and Joanne explore the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Had he lived, Martin Luther King, Jr. would have celebrated his 91st birthday this week. King is regarded as an American hero and championed in children’s books and inspirational posters, but have Americans lost sight of the real MLK?

Image: Martin Luther King press conference by Marion S.  Trikosko, March 26, 1964. Source: Library of Congress