Here and Now for 12/24/2023: The heroes who saved Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home from destruction

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Sunday, December 24, 2023
Here and Now for 12/24/23: The heroes who saved MLK Jr.'s home
On this episode of Here and Now, we sit with the retired NYPD officers who stopped a woman from burning down the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, we sit with the two retired NYPD officers who saved one of the most historical sites in African American history: the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kenneth Dodson and younger brother Axel visited the iconic civil rights leader's home in Atlanta earlier this month, when a woman attempted to burn it down.

The two brothers, who are retired, jumped into action and apprehended her.

Both Axel and Kenneth stop by to share their remarkable - and unexpected - call to duty.

Also joining the show is President and CEO of the Bronx Community Foundation Dr. Meisha Porter, who shares how the organization is lending a helping hand across the borough.

Carolyn Johnson, the creator of "Harlem-opoly," discusses the rich history behind her spin-off of the famous board game, while Bronx entrepreneur Ligel Lambert details the connection between his Swiss-made luxury timepieces, Tal Watches, and the American Diabetes Association.

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