Survey: More than half in U.S. say need more racial equality

Posted on: 9:19 am, August 23, 2013, by and

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Leading up to the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I have a dream” speech, we are getting new information on race in this country.

According to a new survey from the Pew Research Center, fewer than half (45 percent) of all Americans say the country has made substantial progress toward racial equality and about the same share (49 percent) say that “a lot more” remains to be done.

The 50th anniversary of King’s speech is coming up next week.

The festivities are already underway in Washington.

Friday national leaders and civil rights legends will gather for the “Redeem the Dream” summit in the nation’s Capitol.

Rev. Jesse Jackson will join others as they look back on that history day.

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, will be there as well.