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How a schoolteacher helped create the first black Peanuts character

In 1968, shortly after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., a Los Angeles schoolteacher named Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz regarding the lack of integration in Peanuts At that time, Peanuts was already one of the most popular comic strips in America — it was also predominantly white. Show More Summary

How the Southern press foiled FBI’s attempt to smear MLK

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Is it possible that we have to thank the white Southern press of the 1960s – even the segregationist press – for its restraint in resisting FBI attempts to smear the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., with sexual scandal? That question is raised, but not sufficiently developed, in a Nov. Show More Summary

Thankful for Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, a poet, a scholar, and a peace activist. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. WhenShow More Summary

Politicians, the press and sex

Beverly Gage, a Yale University historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his extramarital escapades and suggesting, King concluded,...

Standing Ovation for Oprah-Produced MLK Movie 'Selma'

Selma, the new Oprah Winfrey-produced film about a year in the life of Martin Luther King Jr., received "two thunderous standing ovations" at its first screening in New York Monday night, film critic Roger Friedman wrote on his website, Showbiz 411. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: 7 schools defying city's cell phone ban

Seven schools located in the Martin Luther King Jr. Educational Complex have begun to allow students to check their phones inside the building after the manager of a nearby storefront upped his phone storage fees for students from $1 to a whopping $5 per day.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Asks “How Can the Dream Survive If We Abort Our Children?”

This week, the Emmy Award-winning TV show Facing Life Head-On features leaders in the National Black Pro-Life Coalition – including Dr. Alveda King of Priests for Life and Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation – who share incontrovertible evidence that black genocide remains a reality in America. Dr. Alveda King, niece of Rev. Martin Luther […]

FBI Letter Urged Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To Kill Himself, Offered Ultimatum

An anonymous letter sent to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by FBI agents in 1964 urged the civil rights leader to commit suicide. A newly published and unedited version of the letter shows that Dr. Martin Luther King was also referred to as “an evil, abnormal beast” in addition to other offensive names. Show More Summary

First Slice 11/13/14: FBI letter threatening MLK comes to light

A letter from the Federal Bureau of Investigation encouraging Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to commit suicide has been made public decades after it was originally sent to the civil rights icon. The Georgia Voice asks Atlanta Police's new LGBT officer five questions.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

FBI’s ‘suicide note’ to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. revealed

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was called “an evil, abnormal beast” in an anonymous letter FBI agents sent the civil rights leader in 1964 in an effort to get him to commit suicide, a newly published, unredacted version of the note, sho...

The Full Letter Written By The FBI To Martin Luther King Has Been Revealed

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my personal heroes. Not just because of his outsized contribution to the civil rights movement, but because of his leadership capabilities and emphasis on non-violent civil disobedience. Show More Summary

J. Edgar Hoover’s ‘Suicide Letter’ to Martin Luther King Jr. Is Even Worse Than We Knew

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This 1964 photo of Martin Luther King Jr. was taken by a New York World-Telegram & Sun photographer. Wikimedia Commons Half a century ago, F.B.I. chief J. Edgar Hoover had what he clearly considered to be a big problem in the form of civil rights galvanizer Martin Luther King Jr. Show More Summary

Should Political Sex Scandals Be News?

A new book about Gary Hart and an uncensored letter from the FBI to Martin Luther King Jr. reopen the debate on the line between the private and the political.

The FBI tried to get Martin Luther King to kill himself with a threatening letter

“There is but one way out for you. You better take it before your filthy, abnormal, fraudulent self is bared to the nation.” This chilling encouragement comes at the end of an anonymous letter Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. received almost...Show More Summary

Inevitably, a Star Wars Parody of That "Woman Getting Catcalls in New York" Video Happened

Not to equate the two things directly - there's enough racial baggage going around for that - but why do I have a feeling that if Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, his "I have a dream" sp...

What The AFI Premieres Of 'Selma' And 'American Sniper' Might Mean For The Oscar Race

The Oscar race has some fresh blood after critics got a look at two new contenders at the AFI Fest on Tuesday. "Selma," the Oprah Winfrey-produced chronicle of Martin Luther King Jr.'s campaign for equal rights, and Clint Eastwood'sShow More Summary

Ghosts Of Tradecraft Past

We had a look today at some of the work done by a previous generation of stalwart, but curiously error-prone, heroes of the surveillance state. When the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received this letter, nearly 50 years ago, he quietly informed f...

Essay: What an Uncensored Letter to M.L.K. Reveals

Would the F.B.I.’s smear campaign against Martin Luther King Jr. work today?

First Trailer For Martin Luther King Jr. Film Selma Is Here & Yes, Oprah Is Brilliant!

This looks like an amazing film already! It was announced that Oprah Winfrey would play Annie Lee Cooper in the upcoming movie Selma, about Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, and it seems even better than we thought it would be. The first trailer has been released, and though it's under three minutes, we're [...]

Trailer: 'Selma' (dir. Ava Duvernay, 2014)

Selma, directed by Ava Duvernay and starring David Olelowo as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, opens wide January 9, 2015.

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