A key figure who represents the American Civil Rights Movement is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But the figure who inspired Dr. King was Mahatma Gandhi, the spiritual leader who used nonviolence and civil disobedience to help India achieve independence from British rule in 1947. Arun Gandhi, his grandson, talked with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, on March 8, 2022, about the link between his famous grandfather and Martin Luther King, Jr. Arun Gandhi died on May 2, 2023. This program is part of the In Focus summer book series, The Storyline. Two of Arun Gandhi’s books are “Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence” and “The Gift of Anger, and Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi.”
Now that we’re in June, it’s the traditional time for the supreme court to release some of its most important decisions. On Thursday a ruling in the Allen V. Milligan case was announced, and it had major implications for the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965 following the Selma to Montgomery march.
Troy Public Radio’s Operations Manager and News Director, Kyle Gassiott, was tapped to report the story for NPR’s Morning Edition and daily news podcast Up First.