Closer Look: Civil Rights Reporter Kathryn Johnson Recalls Time with The King Family; And More

Journalist Kathryn Johnson was one of the few women who covered the civil rights movement.
Journalist Kathryn Johnson was one of the few women who covered the civil rights movement.
Credit Candace Wheeler / WABE

Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how 50 years ago this day, the funeral for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. took place. Today, a service inside the historic Ebenzer Baptist Church took place, followed by The March for Humanity. The March began in front of Ebenezer Baptist Church and is ending in a rally at the MLK statue outside the state capitol. Members of the King family and Gov. Nathan Deal are scheduled to speak.
  • 2:46: At the end of February, former Atlanta Braves first baseman and MLB All-Star Mark Teixeira, along with Urban Creek Partners Jimmy Barry and Joel Bowman, unveiled plans for Quarry Yards. How will this 70-acre mixed-use development, next to the Bankhead MARTA Station, fit into the existing neighborhood? Joel Bowman of Urban Creek Partners joins us in studio to tell us more.
  • 19:42: Our ATL68 series has featured those who knew or were influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We hear stories and memories from Claire Sterk, Emory University President; Illya Davis, Professor of Philosophy and African-American studies at Morehouse College; and WABE’s own H. Johnson.
  • 30:49: Journalist Kathryn Johnson was one of the few women who covered the civil rights movement. And while a reporter for the Associated Press, she was welcomed into the circle of Dr. King. As our ATL68 series concludes, Kathryn Johnson recalls her time with the King family, and tells us about her book, “My Time with the Kings.”

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.