Pondering what the legendary civil rights figure might communicate in 140 characters or fewer on the social networking site Twitter is among the highlights in his niece Alveda King’s new book, King Rules. Alveda King offers sample tweets taken from the speeches and writings of the heroic champion of non-violence and of harmony between the […]
"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." —Martin Luther King, Jr. "We are inherently a violent species. War, genocide, murder. The denial of our true selves is the problem." —The Purge For all the flaws of...Show More Summary
Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy and Malcolm X, talking before a press conference. March 1964.
It’s yet another good day for marriage equality from one side of the country to the other, with delightful decisions in Colorado and Pennsylvania. In Colorado, Judge Andrew Hartman ruled that Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall can continue issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, even though the state’s marriage ban hasn’t been overturned yet. […]
National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent wrote that some people who supported President Obama "defiled the sacrifices and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and spat on his grave" because they voted for Obama "based on the...Show More Summary
Just a few days after the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge in Fort Wayne, Indiana has been vandalized for the second time in two weeks. Racist writings were discovered on Sunday on two benches which appeared to be written in black marker on the white slats [...]
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge in Fort Wayne, Ind. has once again been vandalized, the second time in two weeks, the Journal Gazette reports.
Of course, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best. "Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was 'well timed' in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation," he said. "For years now I have heard the word 'Wait!'... Show More Summary
Alveda King, the niece of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., spoke at National Right to Life’s Prayer breakfast on June 27th. King is the Director of the African American Outreach for Priests for Life, and their mission is to activate pro-life leaders who will expose the disproportionate amount of black babies killed by […]
Millie Dunn Veasey traveled to England through U-Boat-infested waters, saw war casualties in bombed-out French towns, went to college on the GI Bill, and sat next to Martin Luther King, Jr. Read the rest
Jet magazine, whose covers featured prominent figures ranging from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Michael Jackson, published its last print edition in June 2014 as it transitions to an all-digital format
Today's comic by Matt Bors is Bulletproof blankets: On this date 50 years ago, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act: Johnson shakes hands with Martin Luther King Jr. after signing the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964. We believe that all men are entitled to the blessings of liberty. Show More Summary
Fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. On that great day in 1964, surrounded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other national leaders, President Johnson outlawed discrimination based on race. While...Show More Summary
Protest photographer Benedict Fernandez got to know some of the most famous icons of the 1960s, but one of his most lasting encounters involved Martin Luther King Jr. Fernandez — who photographed virtually every major protest movement of the '60s — met King a couple of years before his 1968 assassination. Show More Summary
One of the Atlanta's most desirable neighborhoods in the late 19th century before falling into disrepair in the 1960s, the Old Fourth Ward is also where Martin Luther King, Jr., grew up and honed his preaching style. In recent years,...Show More Summary
Martin Luther King, Jr’s fight for civil rights is not over, insists his niece Dr. Alveda King. Speaking at the 44th annual National Right to Life convention in Louisville, Ky., King explained that she is continuing her uncle’s legacy because the presence of abortion shows that not all of us can enjoy that freedom for […]
Today the Congressional Gold Medal — "Congress' highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements" — was posthumously awarded to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Here are John Boehner, Harry Reid, and the gang showing their enthusiastic appreciation during the ceremony: Read more...
###Barry Goldwater on Civil Rights: June 19, 1964### It's because he cares about the liberties of Blacks that Goldwater has to vote against it, you see... Note, also, that to Goldwater: "Demagogue" = "Martin Luther King, Jr., and the...Show More Summary