We hear from Martin Luther King Jr. about his first realization, as a boy, that blacks and whites were treated differently. He speaks about the Montgomery Bus Boycott with fellow civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Prior to the ruling, host Dick Gordon spoke with an activist and a resident who were at the center of the civil rights fight in Holmes County, Mississipi.
Brenda Saunders Hampden was one of the students who sat in at Woolworth's in High Point, N.C. 50 years ago. The previous year she and her sister desegregated the High Point schools. They weren't just the first African American students to walk through the doors of the all-white junior high and high school - they were the ONLY African American students there. Also in this show: The Wrong Side Of The Line
Avon Rollins was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, SNCC, and one of the organizers of the March on Washington. He talks to Dick Gordon about his memories of that day - and his memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.