On This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, A Look At The State Of Racial Equality In The U.S.

Jan 18, 2016

This is the 30th anniversary of the first official observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a national holiday.
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More than fifty years have passed since the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington. While we have seen advances in racial equality since then, a recent Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans regard tension between the races as one of the most serious challenges facing the nation today.

Joining us to discuss what progress has been made, and what still needs to be done to further racial equality in America as we celebrate the life and work of the civil rights leader on this Martin Luther King Day, are National Underground Railroad Freedom Center President Dr. Clarence Newsome and Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Michael Battle.

All National Underground Railroad Freedom Center permanent exhibitions, programming and special activities are free to the public on Martin Luther King Day. There is a $5 charge for all special exhibits including “The Emancipation Proclamation,” “The 13th Amendment” and “Kin Killin' Kin