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What can we learn about the labor movement from the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Blue illustration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. looking into the distance. There is a smaller bust of Dr. King in the foreground and a larger bust in the background.
Illustration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the 58th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rochester Labor Council is screening a documentary of his final days, when he stood in solidarity with Memphis sanitation workers.

We discuss parallels and disconnects between the labor movement during King’s era and the labor movement today. What can we learn? Our guests discuss it.

In studio:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.