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In the fifty years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, America and the world have seen the rise and fall of great initiatives, all created in the name of equality and justice. Shortly before his assassination, Bobby Kennedy predicted that the country would have a black president some day. That day came in November 2008 when Barack Hussein Obama galloped to the finish line as our 44th President of the United States.
But where are we now in the age of Obama's successor? The King era has morphed into the dismal days of Trump, lies, Russians and heightened racism.
Today we will explore the impact of the Civil Rights Movement and, as Dr. Eddie Gaude termed it, the "racial hamster wheel," to see how far progress has been made in America and across the world.