In the early days of April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, to join in a protest with 1,300 city sanitation workers who had gone on strike after two of their colleagues were killed on the job.
Many consider Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward district, once a bustling hub of middle-class black life, notable and historic for several reasons. For the uninitiated, it was the birthplace and neighborhood that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. grew up in, but in recent years the district has returned to the national stage serving as a proving […]
Local leaders have taken up the fight against toxic waste sitings, polluting industrial locations, and incinerators near their frontline communities. From Standing Rock to Baltimore -- activists are moving forward on the example set by Dr. King.
In his final speech, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King pushed for justice for sanitation workers. We haven’t done enough.
Growing up, Black history lessons in school were limited to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington Carver and Harriet Tubman. It wasn’t until I found my local public library—and with guidance from friendly librarians—that I began to understand the full breadth and depth of the impact of Africans in America. Show More Summary
On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. That was almost 50 years ago. Back then, the wholesale racial integration required by the 1964 Civil Rights Act was just beginning to chip away at discrimination in...
The civil rights icon was a radical socialist, not a car salesman. Capitalism is the monster that ate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During Sunday night's Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, Chrysler aired a commercial for its Ram pickup trucks. Show More Summary
A Super Bowl ad by Ram had viewers openly wondering whether the company really used Dr. King’s words about the value of service to sell vehicles.
Dodge has caused an uproar with their Super Bowl ad this year featuring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and it’s only going to get worse for them now that the slain civil right leader’s daughter and official foundation have both publicly denounced the ad. Show More Summary
In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ram truck owners also believe in a life of serving others.
A bar owner in Michigan has apologized for the insensitive, racially tinged gift he gave to his biracial employee on Dr. Martin Luther King Day: A watermelon with the phrases, “Happy 1/2 MLK Day” and “Happy Black Day” scrawled on itShow More Summary
Dr. King’s efforts initiated changes that would transform American society. That’s why the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day on the third Monday of every January. It’s a chance to reflect on what he meant for the nation—and what made his leadership so successful. In this episode, we’re going to explore the leadership legacy of […]
In his speech, Where Do We Go From Here?, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., said: “…I’m concerned about justice; I’m concerned about brotherhood; I’m concerned about truth. When one is concerned about that he can never advocate violence.” President Trump honored the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., recently in a private gathering and invited […]
The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a pioneering civil rights leader who worked as Martin Luther King Jr.’s right hand man, has died.
I have posted this draft on SSRN, which is forthcoming in a special symposium issue of the University of Memphis Law Review commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. (More about that symposium here.) Here is … Continue reading ?
In 1918 children collected pennies to pay for the Star Spangled Banner monument in Baltimore. In 2018 leftists defaced it. The monument was defaced on Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Vandals Celebrate MLK Day By Defacing Star Spangled Banner...Show More Summary
All around the country on Monday, people were celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and what he stood and fought for before his life was tragically taken from him, but for one person, she decided to let her racism out. University of Alabama student Harley Barber first posted a video by a […]
Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave fulsome praise to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for his message and life, calling on Justice Department employees to “remember, celebrate and act.” “But civil rights leaders criticized Sessions’s...Show More Summary
In Houston, Working Families Seek to Reclaim King's Dream IAM This past weekend in Houston, the AFL-CIO hosted its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, with a theme of "Reclaiming Our Dream: Strategize, Organize,...Show More Summary
As America observed perhaps our most solemn federal holiday, which marks the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Donald Trump once again found himself on his golf course, tweeting still more racist things as he putters away another day of American governance. But one man – who once vied for the job [...]Show More Summary