‘We’re Not Close Enough To Freedom’ - Journalist Wendi C. Thomas

April 4 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the Memphis, Tennessee. It’s always been important to remember this day and honor Dr. King. However on the 50th anniversary and in light of today’s political climate this day has more significance now more than ever. Roland Martin talks with journalist Wendi C. Thomas about the significance of the assassination and how the city of Memphis has changed since then. “Yah I think it’s going to be a big time in Memphis. I think if we try to show the world how far we’ve come since King was killed 50 years ago,” explains Thomas. Although Black people have thrived since the assassination of Dr.King, there is still so much work to be done in getting everyone to make a better life. "Black people have made amazing strides since the 60’s but that hasn’t translated into money in our pockets for Black people,” explained Thomas. “52% of Black children live below the poverty line in Memphis…We’re not close enough to freedom.” Audio source: Tom Joyner Morning Show - Did you miss #RolandMartinUnfiltered Presents: The State Of Our Union? Watch the replay - NOW AVAILABLE: "Shelly, Go To My iPad" / #BringTheFunk tees - We have some amazing things coming your way in 2018 and beyond. Sign up for the Roland Martin Mailing List Listen, download and subscribe to the ALL NEW Roland Martin Unfiltered Audio Podcast on iTunes Visit Roland Martin's NEW digital lifestyle and information website Hit the thumbs up button and subscribe to the channel to see more content like this. Follow Roland Martin on the following social media platforms: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: For more info about Roland visit Roland Martin Podcast on iTunes:


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