Segment 1: 50 years after its start, Martin Luther King Jr.'s movement for economic justice has been revitalized.
With his assassination in 1968, the momentum behind the then recently-launched Poor People's Campaign waned. Today, we learned about the national push to resurrect this movement and the 40-day plan for protests at statehouses across the country, including those in Topeka, Kansas, and Jefferson City, Missouri.
- Rev. Liz Theoharis, Poor People’s Campaign co-chair and co-director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice
- Rev. Rodney Williams, Missouri Faith Voices president and senior pastor of Swope Parkway United Christian Church
- Bridget Hughes, leader in the local Fight for $15 movement and a McDonald's employee
Segment 2, beginning at 22:41: The lead attorney from the infamous Kansas City school desegretation case has a long legacy of civil liberties cases.
If you live in Kansas City and are interested in legal cases involving public schools, medicaid funding, free speech, Planned Parenthood, or wrongful conviction, you likely know his name. Today, we talked with attorney Arthur Benson about his ongoing and outstanding legal career.
- Arthur Benson, Kansas City civil rights attorney