The new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital doesn't open until June, but that's hard to tell with all the people darting in and out of buildings at the South Los Angeles medical facility.
The Vault is Slate’s history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. These flyers call people to join Martin Luther King’s last campaigns, against poverty and the Vietnam War. Show More Summary
"Once more the method of nonviolent resistance was unsheathed from its scabbard, and once again an entire community was mobilized to confront the adversary." ~Martin Luther King, Jr. On Wednesday, I stood on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery before thousands of people and repeated these words that my father spoke 50 years ago. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, actor Darius McCrary was arrested in Michigan after allegedly failing to pay court-ordered child support. Upon his release, McCrary tweeted out a picture of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. being arrested with the caption “If they did it to Dr. Show More Summary
Simon Sinek proposed in his 2009 TED Talk titled How Great Leaders Inspire Action that Martin Luther King, Steve Jobs, and other inspirational leaders communicate starting with “Why?” His talk is posted on YouTube and has garnered over 15 million views to date. Show More Summary
This week's Detroit Gothic: police discovered dead people in a woman's freezer. Court officer Lee Gordon said her crew entered the home at the Martin Luther King Apartments on Tuesday to clear the property. Just inside the door, she said,...
Wayne County sheriff's bailiffs made a grisly discovery Tuesday morning while executing an eviction notice at the Martin Luther King apartments in Detroit.
DETROIT, MI – Police in Detroit have a woman in custody after the dead bodies of her two children were found frozen inside a freezer. On Tuesday morning, police were called to an apartment at the Martin Luther King Apartments after a...Show More Summary
Sons of Confederate Veterans spokesperson Ben Jones suggested on Monday that the state of Texas was discriminating against his “DNA” because it was refusing to put Confederate flags on license plates, which he said Dr. Martin Luther King would have supported. Although most Southern...
You have celebrated New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, and Valentine's Day. So now it is time to observe World Water Day. Like those holidays the celebration of water is about resolutions, equality and love "of life." Twenty-two years ago (March 22, 1993) the very first World Water Day was designated by the United Nations General Assembly. Show More Summary
In 1958, she stabbed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a Harlem book signing — an episode that a decade later would become a rhetorical touchstone in the last oration of his life.
Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at Forest Hill's Holy Blossom Temple in March 1962. “Old Man Segregation is on his deathbed,” Martin Luther King, Jr. said before a large audience at Holy Blossom Temple on a Thursday evening in March 1962. Show More Summary
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King The post You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take… appeared first on Lifehack.
On March 21, 1965, a diverse group of civil rights activists stood with Martin Luther King, Jr. to begin the third and finally successful march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. As such, it is part of this month's many remembrances of Selma and "Bloody Sunday." But it is more than just a commemoration. Show More Summary
With allusions to Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, skid row activists called Thursday for an independent investigation and release of police body-camera footage in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed homeless man on skid row.
“We know that there are many things wrong in the white world, but there are many things wrong in the black world, too. We can’t keep on blaming the white man.” – Martin Luther King Jr.................................................................
Martin Luther King Jr. is marching back into theaters. Paramount Pictures has announced an encore presentation of Ava DuVernay‘s Oscar-nominated historical drama Selma to begin this month, with a buy-one-get-one-free ticket promotion to sweeten the deal. Show More Summary
The family of the surgeon who saved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is flooded with bone-chilling memories.
Nearly sixty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in the pages of the Morehouse College student newspaper, "Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education." A young man at the time, King's words captured the purpose of a quality education: to develop understanding and strength of moral fiber, which together empowers young people toward unstoppable success.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality... Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."