Civil Rights

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In 2000, Utah became the second to last state in the nation to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday.

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Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., just one in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the civil rights movement. That’s according to a recent poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. On Wednesday’s Access Utah, on the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s death, we’ll talk about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his legacy, and the future of the ideals he so eloquently articulated and strove for.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being interviewed by the press.
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On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. found himself in Memphis, Tennessee to lend support to a sanitation workers’ strike.