|Civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson joins the Riz Khan show to discuss whether|
Dr Martin Luther King Jr's dreams have become a reality in today's America [Getty]
Four decades ago America had reached a boiling point after centuries of racism, as riots gripped the nation.
On March 2, 1968, the National Advisory Committee on Civil Disorders issued a report stating that the US is moving toward two societies, one black, one white - separate and unequal.
It would be only one month later, on April 4, 1968, that civil rights activist Dr Martin Luther King Jr would be assassinated.
As we mark the 40th anniversary of his murder, we will take a look at the legacy left behind by this man and how it has shaped the state of race relations today.
On Thursday's Riz Khan legendary civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson joins us to discuss his friendship with Dr King, and whether King's dreams have become a reality in today's America.
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