Seg 1: Poor People's Campaign Revival. Seg 2: The Longtime Face Of Kansas City Civil Rights Cases. | KCUR

Seg 1: Poor People's Campaign Revival. Seg 2: The Longtime Face Of Kansas City Civil Rights Cases.

May 25, 2018

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. 

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.