King's legacy 40 years after his death
Forty years ago Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, a day after delivering one of his best known speeches. In the "mountaintop" speech, King talked about a future of better opportunities and equality between blacks and whites. Two who worked for King and study his work talk about how to continue improving the lives of people held back by racism.
- Harry Boyte: Fellow at the Humphrey Institute. He was the field secretary for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
- Tenisha Armstrong: Associate director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project Stanford University. She is a coeditor of "The Martin Luther King, Jr., Encyclopedia.