The Heat: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy 50 years on

The Heat

“I have a dream.”

Those iconic words highlighted one of the most famous speeches in history. Delivered by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1963, the “I Have a Dream” address inspired movements all over the world. Less than five years after that speech, Dr. King was killed in Memphis, Tennessee. His global legacy lives on to this day, 50 years after his death.

For more on Dr. Martin Luther King’s life, CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports.

To discuss the global legacy of Dr. King and his powerful messages:

  • Stacy Hawkins is an Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers University Law School.
  • Melina Abdullah is Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.
  • Julius Amin is Professor and Alumni Chair in Humanities for the Department of History of the University of Dayton, Ohio.
  • Justin Hansford is a Professor at Howard Law School and Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Center for Civil Rights at Howard University.

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