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Our own Viridiana Martinez recently joined a panel moderated by Frank Stasio of WUNC’s The State of Things program to examine Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, the “promissory note” and the state of activism today. Other than Viridiana, the panel included Karla Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English and a professor of law at Duke University; Reginald Hildebrand, associate professor of Afro-American Studies and History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jihad Shawwa, Outreach Director for the Muslim American Public Affairs Council; and Folami Bandele, executive director of the YWCA of the Greater Triangle, where the panel was held.

Listen here.

We thank The State of Things and the YWCA for inviting us for a lively and much-needed discussion.

Photo courtesy of V. Bouloubasis

Note: this post was previously titled Viridiana on NPR. While WUNC is an NPR-partner station, the name was changed so as not to cause any confusion with any of the national programs.