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04/04/2008 04:57 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forty years ago today, the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. He was a vital leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King's work led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. To commemorate Dr. King's legacy and to take a deeper look at race in America I spoke with Tom Brokaw, John Hope Franklin, James Clyburn and Dr. Beverly Tatum.

Here is part of our discussion: