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Sunday Talk: This land is my land

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Almost 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law, the non-violent tactics of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. were back in the news. But in a sign of just how far we have come as a nation,Show More Summary

Modern Letterheads and Business Cards for Famous Historical Figures

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

Online printing company MOO has designed a whimsical collection of modern letterheads and business cards for Winston Churchill, Jane Austen, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other historical figures. photos via MOO

Samuel Rodriguez Hopes to Meld Visions of Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, Jr. at 1st Annual 'Una Voz' (One Voice) Con

A group of renowned Christian leaders led by National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference President Rev. Samuel Rodriguez plan to meet at the first annual 'Una Voz' (One Voice) conference in San Diego later this month to address issues most important to the Latino evangelical community.

Rosa Parks' belongings remain in Harlem warehouse as legal battle continues

The decades-old civil rights memorabilia, including her Presidential Medal of Freedom and a signed postcard from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has been up for auction since 2006. But so far no-one has put in a bid for the astonishing collection - said to be worth between $8 million and $10 million.

Belafonte, MLK Estate Settle Document Suit

Harry Belafonte and the Martin Luther King Jr. estate have settled a lawsuit that allows him to keep several documents he acquired during his friendship with the civil rights leader, the Associated Press reports.

Martin Luther King Biopic 'Selma' Finds Its Coretta Scott King

Two major projects involving the life and times of Martin Luther King Jr. have tried and failed to make their way into production over the course of the last couple of years. First there was the Paul Greengrass project Memphis, which was passed on by Universal and Sony alike, only to go forward as an independent picture. Show More Summary

Harry Belafonte To Keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final, Undelivered Speech

Harry Belafonte has cut a deal with the family of Martin Luther King Jr. that allows the singer to keep documents given to him by the late civil rights leader. Belafonte said he obtained the documents through his friendship with King, and was planning to auction them off for charity. The documents included an undelivered

Belafonte Settles Dispute Over Martin Luther King Documents

Harry Belafonte settled a dispute with the three surviving children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over ownership of three documents.

Harry Belafonte and estate of Martin Luther King Jr. reach deal on docs

Belafonte had filed a Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit after King's estate blocked him from auctioning off three of King's documents. The deal says Belafonte can retain possession of the papers.

Appreciating Paul Robeson, a True Global Citizen

Just five days after many Americans observed the 46th anniversary of the death of one civil rights icon, the 116th birth anniversary of another icon went largely unnoticed. Last Friday marked the date Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968. Show More Summary

Rosa Park’s belongings, potentially worth millions, sit in NYC warehouse

Rosa Parks, a prominent figure in the civil rights movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Photo courtesy of USIA / National Archives NEW YORK — At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime’s worth of...Show More Summary

Obama pays tribute to Civil Rights Act on 50th anniversary

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King, Jr. and others look on. East Room, White House, Washington, D.C. Photo by Cecil Stoughton HOUSTON — Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

Image Gallery: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the...

MLK with members of SNCC, the radical youth-led civil rights organization. Page 3.

RFK’s Lesson on Love

On the night Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered, 46 years ago, Kennedy didn’t resort to partisan rhetoric. Instead he spoke of love and acceptance—in a way liberals today never do.

'Selma' Biopic Adds Carmen Ejogo as Martin Luther King Jr.'s Wife

Ava DuVernay is directing this drama about the 1965 march from Selma, Alabama to the state capitol of Montgomery. [...]

Reimagined National Civil Rights Museum Opens in Memphis

The museum, the site of the motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, received a $28 million renovation. read more

Revamped National Civil Rights Museum Reopens

The Lorraine Motel represents a watershed moment in the civil rights movement. On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated after stepping onto a second-floor balcony at the motel in Memphis, Tenn.

Dr. King and the Gang of Four

I am proud to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy today by joining my friends in the 10-mile protest walk to demand fairness and justice for airport workers. Our nation has come so far since 1968 when Dr. King was assassinated,...Show More Summary

In The Footsteps of a King: How Raphael G. Warnock is Keeping Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream Alive

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr once spoke for a voiceless nation and now, once again, impoverished Americans are finding themselves in need of a voice to defend them and speak on their behalf. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock may be that voice. — The post In The Footsteps of a King: How Raphael G. Warnock is Keeping Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream Alive appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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