PRESIDENT OBAMA: You are the mantle of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington and Ralph Bunche and Langston Hughes and George Washington Carver and Ralph Abernathy and Thurgood Marshall and, yes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These men were many things to many people and they knew full well the role that racism played in their life. Show More Summary
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
May 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s plea for white Americans to recognize the rights and humanity of their black fellow citizens. We reprint his letter in full.
Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail."
Not surprisingly, Glenn Beck has thoughts on the IRS political targeting scandal, going off on the NAACP on his radio show, calling the group a "joke" and an "affront" to legendary civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass.
So just because Martin Luther King, Jr. used the N-word before means that THIS GUY can????
Read this and other MLK quotes here. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Read full article...
August 10 will mark 50 years since the death of Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver. Later that month, America will observe the 50th anniversary of the “March on Washington,” which culminated with Martin Luther King Jr’s exhilarating “I Have a Dream” speech. While Kefauver’s death came to an untimely end at 60, it perhaps seems fitting [...]
On last week's Mad Men, "The Flood," Pete and Harry shared a tense moment over Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination: Harry was going on and on about how the tragedy impacted TV ad space; Pete, for once a moral compass, reminded him it was "a shameful, shameful day." How does ... More »
Hosted by Tami Winfrey Harris and Andrea Plaid Well, Mad Men fans and critics wondered how the show would handle the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosts Tami Winfrey Harris, along with Renee Martin from Womanist Musings and Fangs for the Fantasy and Racialicious staffer Joe Lamour, chat about how Weiner and Co. does, as well as how …
Matt Zoller Seitz traded his usual recap for a conversation about this week's episode of Mad Men, in which he and his critic friend discussed Matthew Weiner's approach to Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. As usual, readers had much to say. Here's what you thought of "The Flood." You got pretty ... More »
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, which evaluates and rates buses-only corridors around the world, conferred a bronze ranking on Port Authority's Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway, one of only four U.S. systems getting the...
Between Don going back to his cheating ways and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, Stan Rizzo's (Jay R. Ferguson) beard seems to be the only...
(The Root) -- The measure of man is not easily calculated, nor apparent to the eye. Assessing character requires levers of the heart and mind -- rendering scales wholly useless. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posited that the ultimate measure...Show More Summary
A high school in Georgia partied like it was 1964 after hosting its first ever racially integrated prom on Saturday. Almost 50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, Wilcox County High School students finally got a chance to attend a racially integrated prom; previously, the school has staged two [...]Show More Summary
While Mad Men has yet to fully establish a black character with any kind of depth or a significant storyline, its handling of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on last night's episode was still really honest for its portrayal of how a white, wealthy, alcoholic man would've reacted to the tragedy: by making it all about him. Read more...
This week's Mad Men revealed the one thing Bobby Draper, Abe Drexler, and Henry Francis have in common: They all understand the appeal of the apocalypse.
Last night's Mad Men had one huge historical timestamp: the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Here is what was going on in New York that week, and how it compared to Matthew Weiner's version. [ more › ]
The most recent episode of Mad Men reminded Steve Jaeger of what it was like in America when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.
April 4, 1968, was a tragic day in America, as civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. TN. On this week's episode of Mad Men, we witness the historical event from the perspective of the mostly white upper-class employees of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Show More Summary