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Civil Rights Battle Marches On In Era Of Obama

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Civil Rights Battle Marches On In Era Of Obama

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Civil Rights Battle Marches On In Era Of Obama

Civil Rights Battle Marches On In Era Of Obama

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In the 1960s, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about his "dream." In President Obama's inaugural address, he spoke of the need for all people, regardless of background, to pull together.

How will the new administration deal with civil rights?

For more, Tony Cox speaks with Dorothy Cotton and Eva Paterson.

Cotton worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and is now the education director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Paterson is president of the Equal Justice Society, a national organization working to change laws on equal rights.