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Political Rewind: Reflecting on Dr. King's legacy as fight for voting rights continues


A visitor walks through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial as a winter storm blows through the Washington area, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. Ceremonies scheduled for the site on Monday, to mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday have been canceled because of the weather. Credit: J. David Ake, AP

The Panel:

Jim Galloway — Former political columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Michael Thurmond — CEO, DeKalb County

Al Vivian — President and CEO, Basic Diversity

Maria Saporta — Founder and editor, The Saporta Report

Dr. Fred Smith — Professor of Constitutional Law, Emory University

The Breakdown:

1. Georgia and Atlanta are linked to the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

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Emory University Constitutional law professor Fred Smith said King's legacy is a call to action for Americans today.

2. Voting rights legislation, an issue linked intrinsically to King's legacy, is stalled in the Senate.

3. The King Family heads to Washington, D.C., to push for voting rights.

Tomorrow on Political Rewind: We are set to be joined by author Farah Stockman to discuss her book, "American Made." 

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Bill Nigut has been a program host and producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting since November, 2013. He currently hosts “Two Way Street,” a show that features long-form conversations with authors, artists, chefs, scientists and other creative people who have fascinating stories to tell. He is host and producer of “Political Rewind,” a twice-weekly political roundtable show featuring some of Georgia’s best-informed insiders weighing in on the big state and national political stories.
Sam joined the Political Rewind team in 2019. He graduated American University in 2015 with a degree in journalism and spent time in North Carolina as a reporter at WCHL in Chapel Hill.
Natalie Mendenhall