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MLK's niece: He would welcome this conversation

  • MLK’s niece meets artist who depicts her uncle in hoodie
  • Artist shares intentions behind the controversial work

Trayvon Martin's family attorney Ben Crump called George Zimmerman's trial the civil rights case of the century. But was it appropriate to bring a civil rights icon into the discussion by putting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a hoodie?

Dr. King's niece, Dr. Alveda King, joins HLN’s Raising America to talk with the artist about the work, the case and the legacy of the two Martins.

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