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Rev. Jesse Jackson reflects on 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's death

HOUSTON – Rev. Jesse Jackson was with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he was shot and killed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis almost 50 years ago.

The anniversary of King’s death is April 4.

Jackson continued the work of King as a civil rights activist and stayed on the front lines of civil discourse for decades.

Jackson was in town  recently for the Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Gala and spent a few minutes talking about what progress has been made and what still needs to be done to realize the dreams of Dr. King.

Among Jackson’s concerns? There is still too much poverty, too much violence and too many people working for wages that are still too low.  

Hear more in this 'Houston Newsmakers Extra' segment with Rev. Jesse Jackson: