On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we focus on the issue the civil rights leader championed before his death: the plight of poor people in America. Stanford Professor Clayborne Carson, editor of the King Papers and author of “Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.,” joins us to speak about King's legacy and the Poor People's Campaign, then and now.
Revisiting MLK's Fight Against Poverty
Participants of the 1968 Poor People's March on Washington. (Arnold Sachs/AFP/Getty Images)
Clayborne Carson, director, Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University; author, "Martin's Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr."