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Weekend Reading: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1965): Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1965): [Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March](http://kingencyclopedia.stanford.edu/encyclopedia/documentsentry/doc_address_at_the_conclusion_of_selma_march.1.html): "If it may be said of...Show More Summary

NRA radio host whitesplains the civil rights movement to civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Few question the credentials of Georgia Rep. John Lewis, who along with the likes of Martin Luther King, Jr. helped lead the Civil Rights Movement. He was the youngest of the “Big Six” leaders to put himself on the line for the sake of ending institutional racism. So it may strike some...

Did you know Martin Luther King, Jr. was on a Watch List?

In this controversy about watch lists and depriving Americans of the right to bear arms, did you know that Martin Luther King, Jr. was on a National Security Agency (NSA) watch list? Food for thought.

Alveda King Believes Muhammad Ali Is in Heaven Despite Conversion to Islam

Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther King Jr. and former member of the Georgia House of Representatives, believes she will see the late Muhammad Ali in Heaven, despite his conversion to the Islamic faith.

Two men plead guilty in fatal Martin Luther King Jr. day shooting in Southeast

Police say the victim of the slaying, which was caught on video, was dating the mother of two of the shooter’s children.

Splash Like MLK

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr sure knew how to let it fly on the basketball court. The post Splash Like MLK appeared first on SLAMonline.

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Niece Opposes Abortion: “Civil Rights and Human Rights Go Together”

Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece Alveda King is spreading the pro-life message to students across North America. Last week, the pro-life activist spoke to Canadian students at Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School on human rights, including rights of the unborn child. Alveda King was staying in Guelph, Ontario as a guest of Guelph Area Right […]

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Failure and America's Future: A Reflection on the 50 Year Anniversary of the Chicago Freedom Movement

"I've been in many demonstrations all across the South, but I can say that I have never seen, even in Mississippi and Alabama, mobs as hostile and as hate-filled as I've seen in Chicago." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Following the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Dr. Show More Summary

TN: KAT Starts Work on East Knoxville 'Superstop'

May 27--Knoxville Area Transit has started upgrades on a major connection point on Kirkwood Street near Chilhowee Park. The short street, which runs between Martin Luther King Jr. and Magnolia avenues, is receiving a new concrete roadway,

‘All The Way’ Review: Bryan Cranston & Anthony Mackie Superb In LBJ/MLK Pic

Debuting on HBO on May 21, the Jay Roach-directed All The Way is eminently timely television and intentionally so, as President Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. form an unlikely partnership and weave a masterful...Show More Summary

Anthony Mackie Discusses Being Truthful To MLK's Legacy For 'All The Way' Role

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Anthony Mackie decided to take a different route for his role as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “All The Way.” Starring Mackie, Bryan Cranston (as President Lyndon B. Johnson), Bradley Whitford (as Vice President Hubert Humphrey), and Stephen Root (as J. Show More Summary

Malcolm X Day: Where And Why Is It Celebrated?

May 19 is Malcolm X Day. Not everyone knows about this holiday, nor do they understand where and why it is celebrated. While not a federal holiday like Martin Luther King Jr. Day, many people take May 19, to recognize, honor and remember the works of civil rights leader and activist Malcolm X. Show More Summary

Who Are the World’s Most Famous People?

last monthArts : Straight Up

You’d be surprised. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the world’s best-known American, followed by — are you ready? — Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Walt Disney, and Ben Franklin. Those are the top five. How do I know this? And on what basis? I checked Pantheon 1.0 at the MIT Media Lab, which did the elaborate […]

Documenting Drives

Susan Berger traveled across the country, documenting streets named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Check out an interview with the photographer and the fruits of her labors at The Morning News. The post Documenting Drives appeared first on The Millions.

Preview: ASO operatic bass Morris Robinson sings to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

2 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Operatic bass Morris Robinson, the 2015-16 artist-in-residence with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will perform a community outreach recital Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. The program will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with musical selections that reflect broadly upon themes of human...

Asthma Rates Among Blacks Will Take Your Breath Away

In a speech to the Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in 1966, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Fast-forward 50 years, and unfortunately, not much has changed. Show More Summary

It's Complicated: On Tubman, Race, and Progress in America

After many years of struggle to achieve equal opportunity and accommodations for African Americans in this nation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is famously quoted as saying, "What good is having the right to sit at a lunch counter if you can't afford to buy a hamburger?" Dr. Show More Summary

Protest North Carolina’s 'Bathroom Bill' With Bathroom Graffiti

It was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who said, "One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." And now it is I, who say unto you, "Let's write stuff on the wall while we poop in North Carolina." It's been about a month since North...Show More Summary

Celebrate 100 years of adventure with the National Park Service

What's so vast and encompassing that it includes historic icons like the Statue of Liberty, cultural treasures like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and awe-inspiring natural wonders like the Grand Canyon? The National Park Service! With...Show More Summary

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