While much of the world remembers Martin Luther King, Jr. as primarily a leader of civil rights and a great orator, others say he stood for so much more. As America pays tribute to King fifty years after his death, many aspects of his life, legacy & philosophy remain either unknown or conveniently forgotten. Maria Armoudian discusses the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with David Garrow, Joshua Inwood, and Thomas Jackson.

David Garrow is a Professor of History and Law at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an expert in American history and is the author of FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr: From “Solo” to Memphis.

Joshua Inwood is a Professor of Geography and Africana Studies at the University of Tennessee. He is an expert in cultural geography.

Thomas Jackson is a Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He is an expert in American history and is the author of From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice.

 

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