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.
A museum in Washington, DC has dedicated an exhibition to an iconic human rights movement sparked by Martin Luther King 50 years ago.
President Donald Trump has often been at the center of fake news controversies, ranging from the moved bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the Japanese fish pond on a foreign trip. This past week, the media misreported that on Wednesday, the President wanted to arm teachers. For example, CNN reported, “Trump suggests arming teachers […]
Contemporary Christians have mixed takes on late evangelist’s civil rights legacy. Many tributes to Billy Graham after his death this week at age 99 cite the famous evangelist’s stance on racial issues—tensions that much of the white...Show More Summary
ADHD & Marriage News - February 22, 2018 Quote of the Week “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle." - Martin Luther King, Jr. Struggle I love this quote, even as I fear the idea...Show More Summary
King graduated from Morehouse in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and an ideological framework that would guide his work in civil rights.
In Janus Case, Working People Continue Fight Championed by Martin Luther King Jr. Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. joined the sanitation strikers in Memphis, Tennessee, who carried signs that boldly proclaimed "I Am a Man" at a time when many employers rejected that very notion. Show More Summary
Billy Graham, Martin Luther King Jr., and racial tensions and bridge building today. “People are often led to causes and often become committed to great ideas through persons who personify those ideas. They have to find the embodiment...Show More Summary
Evangelist Billy Graham, who counseled presidents and stirred controversy with inflammatory statements on gay rights, opposition to Martin Luther King’s tactics of civil disobedience, and support for U.S. wars, died Wednesday. Cecil Bothwell reflects here on his life and legacy.…Read more ?
Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., equality, for many, remains a distant dream.
On Tuesday, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi was met with opposition at a town hall in Phoenix after criticizing the recently passed Republican tax plan. The awkward moment began when Pelosi, who needed notes to remember a Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary
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 […]
Rep. John Lewis’ graphic memoir series for young readers, “March,” about his civil rights work with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was supposed to be a trilogy. But a new book, “Run,” is coming, and more are on the way. Lewis, a civil rights hero, won the National Book Award for “March: Book Three.”...
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast For most of their public lives, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were hardly allies, let alone friends. The dividing line was too thick, one the heir of Irish-American royalty, the other the agitator for civil rights in the Deep South. Show More Summary
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.
Oprah Winfrey and the National Football League sizzled on Facebook in January, while holidays were on the brains of Instagram users, specifically Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Valentine's Day, according to Facebook IQ's lists of Hot Topics for the month. Winfrey and Kevin Gates dominated discussion about people on Facebook, while Instagram users discussed...
Long list of HBCU achievers includes Langston Hugues, Oprah Winfrey and Martin Luther King Jr.
Supreme’s lookbook for the SS18 season just dropped and, while the brand’s first in-house line of suits were the highlight of the collection, there’s also a strong undercurrent of political opinion. Martin Luther King and his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech headline Supreme’s call for revolution and political and social justice. The late activist was an […]
CIVIL RIGHTS: President Trump Nominates Martin Luther King’s Niece Alveda King for Frederick Douglass Commission.
Leslie in accounting just added a Martin Luther King Jr. quote to her email signature template which can only mean one thing: it’s Black History Month. Yes, it’s that time of year where students in elementary school will spend a solid 30 minutes learning about Rosa Parks and then enjoy a peanut butter sandwich because of George Washington Carver. Show More Summary