NPR : Who Will Replace Aging Civil Rights Pioneers?
Pioneering civil rights leaders Coretta Scott King and Fred Shuttlesworth are both recuperating this week from medical setbacks. Family members report that King suffered a stroke earlier this week, and Shuttlesworth had a tumor removed from his brain. The news begs the inevitable question: Who's next in line to carry the torch of the civil rights movement? Ed Gordon discusses the issue with activists from different generations: Mary Frances Berry, former chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; and Jamal-Harrison Bryant, former director of the NAACP's youth and college division.