King's Road: Where Do We Go From Here?

Selma, Alabama water tower
Brianne Johnson

By only looking at the civil rights movement through the lens of Martin Luther King Jr., we would see a cursory story of Jim Crow segregation, and the struggle for voting rights. But if we follow the story of a child, who was a foot soldier in the movement, we would reveal a more visceral story. 

First African Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Jason Gilmore

On our journey along King’s Road, we visited Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The story of Tuscaloosa is not well-remembered in the annals of civil rights history. 

King's Road: 50 Years Later, People Continue To Remember

Apr 10, 2018
Interviews during the 50th anniversary of MLK's assassination at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
Jason Gilmore

On April 4, 2018, the bells rang out in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, and around the world, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being interviewed by the press.
Pixaby

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. found himself in Memphis, Tennessee to lend support to a sanitation workers’ strike.  

Wikicommons

The UPR Original Series “King’s Road: Where Do We Go From Here?” is an exploration of the ongoing civil rights movement through a contemporary study of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy 50 years after his assassination. 

Coming soon to Utah Public Radio, “King’s Road: Where Do We Go From Here?” A five-part radio series exploring the ongoing Civil Rights Movement through a contemporary study of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy 50 years after his assassination.