The long struggle to create Martin Luther King Day was marked by a bitter legislative battle. We look back at the King holiday from inception to observation.
AZ StoryCorps: Changing Times
Coy C. Payne, the first African American mayor in Arizona, recalls applying for a teaching job when segregation was still legal in a conversation with his wife Willie, who talks about how the tides have changed. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives.