Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr., a day of remembrance and of reflection about King’s impact.
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And that includes this powerful, heartfelt discussion between Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) who is himself an important figure of the Civil Rights movement, having worked alongside King.
Put together by the Obama Foundation, the discussion includes a roundtable with students from Ron Brown College Preparatory High School (Washington, D.C.) as part of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance initiative.
While Lewis and Obama both reflect on the role King played in their lives, the inclusion of the students and hearing their perspective is a potent reminder of how King and his legacy continue to impact young people.
It’s a must-watch video that shows how King’s message has been carried on through multiple generations and proof that the lessons from the Civil Rights movement will continue to reverberate through the coming years.
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