Stateside: MLK’s 1963 visit to Detroit; the fight for civil rights then, and now
Today on Stateside, it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We spoke with a historian about King’s work in Detroit and the legacy it's left behind. Plus, a conversation about the parallels between the civil rights movement of King's era and the continued fight for racial justice today.
Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.
- Ken Coleman is a writer and journalist for the Michigan Advance. He's also the author of On This Day: African-American Life in Detroit.
- Melba Boyd is a distinguished professor of African American Studies at Wayne State University
- Tristan Taylor is an organizer and co-founder of Detroit Will Breathe