MLK Day Special, Black Lives Matter: Collecting on MLK's "Promissory Note"

How does today's Black Lives Matter Movement compare to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s leadership of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s? Can BLM be informed by MLK's legacy?

This KGPC MLK Day episode features an interview with Dr. Clarence Jones, an advisor and advocate to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We also speak with Jarrod Sport, who produced the interview.

Dr. Clarence Jones was integral in shaping Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech, and Jones is responsible for the "promissory note" metaphor in the speech. According to MLK, "This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

To listen only to Dr. Clarence Jones' interview: