Standing on the Edmund Pettus Bridge

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Igor speaks with veteran journalist and ThinkProgress columnist Sam Fulwood III about the racial progress made in the past 50 years—and what remains to be accomplished.

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Igor speaks with Sam Fulwood III, a veteran journalist and columnist with ThinkProgress who has covered race relations for decades. Fulwood shares the expectations he held as a child believing that racial segregation would be figured out by the time he had grown up; how the memorialization of King often misses his radical economic agenda; the racial progress that has been made in the 50 years since King’s death; and what is still left to be accomplished.

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Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.

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Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications