The Legacy of MLK Is Alive Today In These Young Activists

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Half a century later, some of the same battles he fought — for racial equality and justice, voting rights, and fair wages, and against poverty, war, and segregation — are still being waged, and new struggles have begun.

Meet some of the young activists who are, in various ways, carrying on in Dr. King’s footsteps today. Here they explain in their own words what they’re fighting for.

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