Think Civil Rights era, and you think the south...home to Jim Crow, the Ku Klux Klan, and peaceful marchers set upon by police dogs. Selma, Birmingham, Little Rock. Well, how about Boston and Brooklyn? Today we celebrate Martin Luther King Day with a history of progress and regression in a region that considered itself blind to race.
Also today, the songs of Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger provided a soundtrack for an era of optimism and anger. If we have indeed entered a new Civil Rights era, what do today's protests songs sound like?
Plus, the untold story of one of Martin Luther King Jr's confidantes, businessman Stanley Levison.