Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The country will honor a civil rights icon whom Atlanta is proud to call a hometown hero.
But, this year’s holiday is a painful one. It was 50 years ago, in 1968, when an assassin shot and killed King.
Starting Monday, WABE’s shows “City Lights” and “Closer Look” will air conversations around King’s life and legacy. They’re calling the special ATL ’68, and it will air over the next four months. The special will also have a digital component at wabe.org/ATL68.
“Closer Look” host Rose Scott joined WABE’s Amy Kiley to preview the multimedia initiative.