Closer Look: Remembering The Life And Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964.
Credit Associated Press

Monday, January 20, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 04:00: Today’s edition of “Closer Look with Rose Scott” is a special broadcast dedicated to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We begin with a conversation with the founders of a newly formed organization, City Roots ATL, which launches today. The organization will focus on advocating for fair and equitable housing practices for low-income residents. Justin Giboney, co-founder of CityRoots ATL, Justin Bleeker, who is also a co-founder, and Melody Bray, a co-campaign manager, recently joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to tell us more about their mission.
  • 21:48: Next, we take a look back at some previous “Closer Look” conversations that have focused on the history of the civil rights movement and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s pivotal leadership. We will hear from the following guests:
In 2017, Hosea Helps CEO Elisabeth Omilami and her husband, Afemo Omilami, talk about the legacy of Omilami's father, civil rights leader Hosea Williams.
In 2017, Hosea Helps CEO Elisabeth Omilami and her husband, Afemo Omilami, talk about the legacy of Omilami’s father, civil rights leader Hosea Williams. (Eboni Lemon/WABE)
Kathryn Johnson
The late journalist Kathryn Johnson was one of the few women who covered the civil rights movement. She stold Rose about her time with the Kings back in 2018. (Candace Wheeler/WABE)
  • The late Associated Press reporter 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. Johnson spoke with Rose Scott back in 2018. In October  2019, Kathryn Johnson passed away at the age of 93.
  • Illya Davis, Morehouse professor of philosophy and African American studies, talks King’s legacy and modern day leadership.

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.