Multiple news outlets reported in the past two weeks that students at the University of Oregon nearly removed a Martin Luther King Jr. quote from a campus building because it was not inclusive enough. That's entirely false. The whole thing started with a story in the campus newspaper, the Daily Emerald, under the headline "Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary
As seen earlier this week, near Westlake Avenue and John Street… "So dawn goes down today, nothing gold can stay." Photo Kelly O Princess Angeline and a tiny heart, filled with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.
With her third feature Selma, director Ava DuVernay was launched firmly into the public consciousness, not only for the film's compelling and acclaimed portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr.'s titular march for Civil Rights, but also because the director didn't...
Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous words from his “I Have a Dream” speech nearly fell victim to the PC police at the University of Oregon. Students reportedly considered permanently removing the inspirational quote from a temporarily shelved...Show More Summary
In honor of Black History Month, LibraryThing members are starting a new Legacy Library project, to catalog the personal library of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We’re welcoming everyone to join the fun in cataloging Dr. King’s books!Show More Summary
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned for this nation a future of vast potential; a future where every man and woman and child would have an opportunity to get ahead, free from the constraints of injustice and intolerance. What we see happening across our country shows how far we still have to go to achieve Dr. Show More Summary
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LisaRaye McCoy and singer Dencia's feud over a skin whitening cream is getting so heated... even Martin Luther King Jr.'s becoming collateral damage. We got Dencia outside Mr Chow, where she told us her lawyer's drafting a lawsuit against…
It's become an all too familiar pattern. Year in and year out, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we celebrate the occasion with a "day of service" or a "series of weekend events" aimed at uplifting and celebrating the tremendous life and legacy of the greatest moral leader of our time. Show More Summary
The protests of older generations—the 1960s civil rights movement, for example—were led by movement icons such as Martin Luther King Jr., but now the reach and power of social media give virtually everyone the chance to become a movement leader or influencer.
Frederick Douglass is one of the most important figures in American history, but many know little about the legendary abolitionist. Long before the Civil Rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Douglass stood firmly in opposition to slavery and women's suffrage of the Civil War era. Show More Summary
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Goldie Brangman recalls the operation that saved Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life after a mentally unstable woman stabbed him with a letter opener as he autographed copies of his first book in September 1958.
House Republicans were supposed to have voted last week to fail to override President Obama's veto of their Obamacare repeal. But it snowed, so they decided to turn the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Show More Summary
February 1 marks the first day of Black History Month, when black culture gets a celebratory spotlight for 28 days... unless you’re like me and celebrate black brilliance every day. At the New York Times, a collection of previously unpublished shots of black stars, and their stories, are up for viewing. Read more...
In “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the soaring and chilling speech he delivered the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. ponders the thought of life in other places and times. Among other eras in history, he considers the prime of classical Athens, when he could have enjoyed the...
January 31 marks the 10 year anniversary of the death of Coretta Scott King, widow of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She died in 2006 at the age of 78 and was honored with a funeral attended by heads of state and civil rightsShow More Summary
For the first fifteen minutes of my daughter's school day, I read to her in her kindergarten classroom. Since the New Year, her requests have been to read about Martin Luther King Jr., Bessie Smith, and Nelson Mandela. These are books that she can find right by the front door in her classroom. Show More Summary
Killer Mike is proving to be a skilled interviewer, showcasing his chops during a wide-ranging six-part interview with Bernie Sanders and in a discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with Dr. Cornel West, Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner and Sanders. Recently, he sat down with Olympian Tommie Smith at his SWAG Shop...
If you weren't able to make it to Washington, D.C., for the 2016 AFL-CIO Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, you can see highlights from the inspiring event in this new video from the Transport Workers (TWU).