Friday, February 3, 2012

Living History: Julian Bond and Attorney Michael Cody Discuss "The Final Days" of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Attorney Michael Cody and Julian Bond, SNCC co-founder, former NAACP chairman, and UVA history professor, discussed their relationships with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a University of Virginia forum, "The Final Days of Martin Luther King Jr.," this week.  Cody represented King during the Memphis sanitation workers' strike. Cody and his firm worked to reverse a federal injunction against a civil rights march. See Cody discuss meeting with his client at the Lorraine Hotel on the day before the civil rights martyr's death, as well as Bond's discussion of his "up-and-down" relationship with King, here.