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Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. center foreground, in Chicago in 1965 to protest alleged segregation in schools.

Jan. 16, 2012

Eight Forty-Eight commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Tony Sarabia talks with two local religious leaders who are using the day to spark an interfaith dialogue about race. Rabbi Andrea London from Beth Emet The Free Synagogue and Reverend Mark A. Dennis led the conversation Friday in Evanston. And, re-visiting Studs Terkel's famous radio documentary The Train. It follows passengers on their way to and then participating in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which culminated with MLK's famous "I Have A Dream" speech. And a local writer reflects on how Dr. King sparked movement an act of civil disobediance by her father.