More than 50 years ago, George Sallie, at the time a 36-year-old Korean War veteran, shuffled behind Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders of America's civil rights movement in a march stretching 54 miles from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Show More Summary
"We're not asking, we're demanding: Give us the vote!" says David Oyelowo as Martin Luther King Jr. in the Oscar-nominated Selma. The film celebrates King above all for his commitment to the practice of non-violent protest. He is repeatedly...Show More Summary
There was a time when the woman who portrayed Lieutenant Uhura was thinking about leaving the USS Enterprise, but Martin Luther King Jr. — a huge Trekkie himself — managed to change her mind. It’s a famous story, and actor Nichelle Nichols revisited it this week during a Reddit Ask Me Anything. Nichols’s portrayal of […]
Nichelle Nichols, best known as Star Trek's Uhura, participated in a Reddit AMA on Thursday, and in it she clarified the details behind her famous Martin Luther King Jr. story. Here's how it goes: At one point in her career, Nichols was considering leaving Star Trek for another role, as... More »
Just a few weeks after the shooting at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church sparked a nationwide debate about the Confederate flag, several of the flags were found spread out on the ground around Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. preached. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that... More »
By Vincent Intondi When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. announced his strong opposition to the war in Vietnam, the media attacked him for straying outside of his civil rights mandate. In so many words, powerful interests told him: "Mind...Show More Summary
Several Confederate flags were discovered early Thursday morning at some of Atlanta, Georgia's most notable historic landmarks: the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.
When actress Nichelle Nichols played Uhura on "Star Trek," she became one of the first ever female black actors on a well-known series to have a role that wasn't a stereotypical maid or nanny. But, as she talked about in a Reddit AMA she did Thursday, she almost left the role for a career on Broadway until Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary
ATLANTA (AP) - Four Confederate battle flags were found on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta on Thursday, and police and federal authorities were investigating. Officer Gary Wade said a maintenance worker discovered the flags at 6 a.m. Show More Summary
Four Confederate flags were found at about 6 this morning on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site's visitor center, Atlanta news outlets report. King and his father were both...Show More Summary
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In my study I have a giant poster of one of my heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of his famous quotes is the following: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Cure 4 Hunger Initiative at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site …
Kobani’s succulent chunks of chicken kebab, creamy hummus, moist dolmas, richly flavored lentil soup and generous gyros are a welcome addition to the corner of University Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley. But there is more to this new casual dining spot than meets the mouth.
Bernie Sanders is old. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He voted for Eugene V. Debs. He had a blind date with Emma Goldman. On warm summer evenings he takes a Moxie from the ice box and sits out on the fire escape listening to the Victrola as the horseless carriages splutter and rumble across the muddy lane. Show More Summary
Atlanta City Councilman Michael Bond said this week that he had been flooded with threats after he proposed updating a Civil War monument to include Martin Luther King Jr. and former President Jimmy Carter. Earlier this week, Bond hand delivered a letter to Republican Georgia Gov. Nathan...
No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for. – Martin Luther King JR. The post No one really knows why they are alive until they… appeared first on Lifehack.
Educators are still sounding off on what they see as significant problems with the Common Core English Language Arts standards. One problem became clear in a New York Times article by Kimberly Skillen, a New York school district administrator, who was quoted about the Core dictate that more nonfiction be taught to students in all […]
Yes, we know, you marched with Martin Luther King Jr. But Sanders must also realize that racism is the reason we are in this economic mess he is trying to fix. Juli Hansen/Shutterstock There was a lot of discussion this weekend about...Show More Summary
On Tuesday, the new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital officially opened its doors to the public. It is a milestone moment and one that must be celebrated. It comes on the heels of the historic Supreme Court decision that enshrines the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. Show More Summary