Morris reflects on legacy since King assassination

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Waterfall in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Garden is one of the largest tributes to the Dreamer

Monique Morris, Vice President of Advocacy and Research of the NAACP, discussed what has changed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Easter Sunday on CNN’s American Morning.

She said:  “Right now, we are basically celebrating a number of successes that have occurred since 1968 in the assassination of King. There have been tremendous gains in terms of access to opportunity for African-Americans — successes that have benefited all people, regardless of racial or ethnic classification. However, we’re also grappling with several severe problems that impact our ability to move forward in this society, including the issue of mass incarceration and the abject poverty that continues to disproportionately affect communities of color around the country.”