Who's In Charge of Today's Civil Rights Activism?

At certain points in time, one person — like Martin Luther King, Jr. — has come to symbolize the entire Civil Rights Movement. But there have always been many voices and many factions, some of them competing. Who's in charge now?

Farai Chideya talks with Eddie Glaude, Jr., professor of religious studies at Princeton University; Oakland, Calif.-based organizer Ludovic Blai, who directs Equal Voice for America's Families; and Sophia Bracy-Harris, co-founder and executive director of the Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama.

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