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On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. pays tribute to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. King would have turned 91 this week.

Featured on the program are the voices of former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, former President Barack Obama, and civil rights activist D'Army Bailey.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the Honorable Andrew J. Young, former UN ambassador, Georgia congressman and mayor of Atlanta. In the 1960s, Young helped change the country as a leader in the civil rights movement.

Young talks about growing up in segregated New Orleans, his passion and commitment to social justice, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, his foundation and elected politics. 

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On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Joseph Rosenbloom, author of Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr’s Last 31 Hours.

Rosenbloom was an intern at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis when King died in 1968. He talks with In Black America about the last two days of King's life, why his aides didn’t want him to go to Memphis, why James Earl Ray was in the city, and how a lapse in police security may have contributed to King's death.