Decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech. Decades after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech the day before. Delivered in Memphis, Tenn. in support […]
The King Center in Atlanta is set to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday Monday at Ebenezer Baptist Church.…
CLEVELAND – Looking for a great way to spend the Martin Luther King holiday and not break the bank? The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has an offer that’s hard to beat. Musical performances, films, classes and more, all tied to music’s roll as a force of change in the battle […]
To some, it’s a day of service. To others, it’s about remembrance. And to many, it’s about education. However you celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there are plenty of opportunities around town to enhance your experience. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is recognized on the third Monday of January, around the time of […]
Today is the 26th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. Here are some interesting things you may have forgotten.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his family observed Martin Luther King Day with a brief service project at a Washington school Monday. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Malia and Sasha, were greeted in the cafeteria of Stuart Hobson Middle School by a chorus of “Happy Birthday” for the first lady, […]
It was the late spring of 1963, and my friend Martin was exhausted. The campaign to integrate the public facilities in Birmingham had been successful but also tremendously taxing. In its aftermath, he wanted nothing more than to take Coretta and the children away for a vacation and forget – forget the looming book deadline, […]
ATLANTA — Saying the shooting in Arizona that killed six and seriously wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords underscores the need for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message, the civil rights leader’s son was expected to address a crowd gathered Monday to mark the 25th anniversary of the federal holiday for his father.