Former NAACP Chair: America Has Taken 'Turn Backwards' on Civil Rights

Former NAACP Chair: America Has Taken 'Turn Backwards' on Civil Rights

Myrlie Evers-Williams, a former NAACP chairwoman and civil rights activist, said America has gone backwards on civil rights since Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech 50 years ago.

On Wednesday, she said “everything is not okay” 50 years after King’s speech–even though there is a black president–because “there has been a retrenchment in this country as far as civil rights and equal rights have been concerned.”

She added that she was energized in her activism “because this country in the area in civil rights has taken a turn backwards.”

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