Matin Luther King was shot on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

From Bill Moyers:

Theologian James Cone and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch join Bill to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of economic justice, and how so little has changed for America’s most oppressed.

“Justice is so central for King and why poverty became the focus of his ministry after civil rights and voting rights — because civil rights and voting rights are not going to get rid of poverty,” Cone tells Bill.

Branch says Dr. King “had this incredible conclave of people who didn’t know each other. And he said, ‘If we can’t agree together that there’s poverty and a common approach that’s bigger than race, then we should stop now.’”