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Gay Rights Activist, MLK Mentor Bayard Rustin To Be Honored In LGBT Celebration

4 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

(RNS) Years before the gay rights movement gained momentum, an openly gay black activist named Bayard Rustin advised Martin Luther King Jr. on nonviolent protest tactics and organized the 1963 March on Washington. But attacks on Rustin’s...Show More Summary

Watch: Martin Luther King III and Raven Symone Honor Trailblazing Hero Bayard Rustin

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Bayard Rustin is perhaps the most significant activist you've never heard of. The architect of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin was a close friend and ally to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he was openly gay. Because of his sexuality, Rustin was denied the recognition in life he deserved, but there are those working to rectify that. Show More Summary

Melissa Leo Will Play the Lady Bird Johnson to Bryan Cranston’s Lyndon B. Johnson

On Wednesday HBO announced that Marvel's Falcon Anthony Mackie would play Martin Luther King Jr. to Bryan Cranston's Lyndon B. Johnson in its adaptation of the Robert Schenkann play All the Way, which won best play from the Tonys, along with a win for Cranston. But every Johnson needs a... More »

As Supreme Court Protects Fair Housing, Still Miles to Go on Voting Rights

Nearly 50 years ago, just days after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee, Congress passed the Fair Housing Act in tribute to the slain civil rights leader. The housing law, following the...Show More Summary

Anthony Mackie To Play MLK Opposite Bryan's Cranston's LBJ In HBO's 'All The Way'

Anthony Mackie has been set for the coveted role of Martin Luther King Jr., starring opposite Bryan Cranston in All The Way, the adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play that Jay Roach will direct for HBO. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. Show More Summary

Kim Kardashian Causes Controversy, Joining The Ranks Of Franklin D. Roosevelt And Martin Luther King Jr.

Kim Kardashian recently opened up to a packed house of a mostly young and female audience at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco. She was invited to a public affairs program by the nation’s 112 year old Commonwealth Club to talk about...Show More Summary

Anthony Mackie to Play the Martin Luther King Jr. to Bryan Cranston’s Lyndon B. Johnson

Marvel's onscreen Falcon Anthony Mackie will bring the muscle in a different way as American civil-rights leader MLK in HBO's adaptation of All the Way, a Tony-winning play starring Bryan Cranston as another frequently initialed American leader, Lyndon B. Johnson. According to Deadline, Mackie's role will be "significant" and portray... More »

Anthony Mackie Will Be the MLK to Bryan Cranston’s LBJ in ‘All the Way’

Captain America’s big-screen buddy is set to portray another, even greater, American icon. Anthony Mackie will play Martin Luther King Jr. in HBO Films’ All the Way, opposite Bryan Cranston as U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson. More details on the Anthony Mackie Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

How the Right Hijacked MLK

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

A number of prominent conservatives seem convinced that Martin Luther King, Jr., would have fought marriage equality. They are probably wrong.

An Experiment in Love: Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Six Pillars of Nonviolent Resistance and the Ancient Greek Notion of ‘Agape’

3 days agoHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"To retaliate in kind would do nothing but intensify the existence of hate in the universe. Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate."

8-Foot-Tall Statue Of Martin Luther King Jr. Will Soon Stand Outside Of Georgia's Statehouse

While the country watches the contentious debate over whether the Confederate flag will be removed from some state capitol buildings, a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. is expected to soon grace the grounds outside of the Georgia statehouse. On Monday, State Rep. Show More Summary

Anthony Mackie To Play MLK Opposite Bryan’s Cranston’s LBJ In HBO’s ‘All The Way’

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Mackie has been set for the coveted role of Martin Luther King Jr., starring opposite Bryan Cranston in All The Way, the adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play that Jay Roach will direct for HBO. Production begins in September. Show More Summary

Michael Bay's Benghazi drama '13 Hours' set for MLK weekend release

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Director Michael Bay's foray into geopolitical drama has a release date and a new subtitle. "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" will open Jan. 15, over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, Paramount Pictures announced Tuesday.

The SCOTUS Fair Housing Act Decision a Welcome & Needed Win Following Racial Tragedy

It was in the wake of the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. in April 1968 that President Lyndon Johnson signed into law a major pillar of U.S. civil rights legislation, the Fair Housing Act. Nearly 50 years later, it is in the wake of...Show More Summary

Paramount’s ’13 Hours’ Benghazi Drama Confirmed For MLK Weekend 2016

As Deadline reported back in April, Paramount has confirmed that the Benghazi drama 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi will land in theaters January 15, 2016 during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend. Based on the nonfiction...Show More Summary

MLK Statue to be placed on Georgia Statehouse Grounds

A statue of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. is scheduled to be erected on Georgia statehouse grounds, a short distance away from the newly-opened Liberty Plaza, where demonstrations are now held, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Georgia official confirms Martin Luther King Jr. statue will be placed on statehouse grounds

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

ATLANTA — Martin Luther King Jr.’s statue will soon rise on the statehouse grounds, just a few steps from a new plaza where demonstrations are now held. State Rep. Calvin Smyre, a Democrat who is acting as a liaison between the state and the King family, told the Georgia Building Authority on...

Obama and Brazilian President Rousseff do some sightseeing

President Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took advantage of an unusually comfortable summer day to stroll around the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The Monday afternoon visit marked the second time that Obama has taken a world leader to the civil rights memorial. Last fall Obama and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a […]

Brazil’s Rousseff Gets Presidential Tour of D.C.

President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Monday, in what has become an occasional tradition of bringing foreign leaders to prominent U.S. landmarks and institutions...

Gov. Deal taps Andy Davis for Capitol's MLK statue

The city's plan to place a statue honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Capital Grounds is finally picking up steam. On Mon., June 29,  Gov. Nathan Deal and Rep. Calvin Smyre assigned Georgian sculptor Andy Davis with the honor of creating...Show More Summary

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