Jazz TV analyst Thurl Bailey was just a small child in 1963 when his parents left him and his siblings with a babysitter so that they could hear Dr. King speak on the National Mall. Still, Bailey would feel King’s impact. “Over the years, they helped me learn more about who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was,” Bailey said. Bailey still has memories of the early days of desegregation in U.S. schools. By the time he graduated high school, he had become the first black student body president the school had ever had. “That time of change and that fight for equality, those were the things Dr. Martin Luther King fought for,” Bailey said.