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Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Rev. Willie Barrow: A Goddaughter Remembers

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.12.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

In what would be her last Christmas in 2014, I asked my godmother how she came to meet Dr. King and Rosa Parks. Her answer, "In the streets, marching."

Full Text Of MLK's "Mountaintop" Speech

Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Martin Luther King Day is an important opportunity to reflect on the Civil Rights icon's powerful words that ultimately helped affect change across th...

FBI Tried To Blackmail Martin Luther King Jr. Into Suicide

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 11.14.2014 | Black Voices

Every year, the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. evokes a nationwide sense of self reflection. The legendary Civil Rights leader forced the c...

Will Obama's Speech Be As Powerful As MLK's?

Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we also acknowledge the significance of the "I Have A Dream" speech by Dr. Martin L...

MLK May Get Memphis Street Named In His Honor

AP | ADRIAN SAINZ | Posted 03.12.2012 | Black Voices

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In the more than four decades since the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated on the balcony of Memphis' Lorraine Motel, abo...

Occupy Wall Street and the King Memorial Ceremonies

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Dr. King would have been among the first to publicly support "Occupy Wall Street." He would not have waited to gauge public opinion as to whether it was "politically" right or appropriate to embrace and support its objectives.

I Dream: Lowery & Young Join King Family at World Premiere of New MLK opera

Cedric Perrier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cedric Perrier

The illustrious audience received I Dream in the spirit in which it was presented: as a fresh twist on an old story.

Witnessing Against Torture: Why We Must Act

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Acting as our own lawyers in court, we aimed to defend a population that finds little voice in our society at all, and to bring a sort of prosecution against their persecutors.

From King to Obama, the Arc of Justice

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Newman

Generations of Americans have heard the cries for change and it's been a long journey by many who have brought justice to the doors of our government on this momentous occasion.