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Mlk Assassination

Martin: In Memory and In Life

Mumia Abu-Jamal | Posted 06.08.2013 | Black Voices
Mumia Abu-Jamal

We know that the true Martin Luther King does not dwell in statues, in ghetto streets bearing his name, or in schools where children are violated daily in buildings erected in his name. His true spirit dwells with the least of these,

Advancing the Dream Through Education

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

On April 4, we remember the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose leadership and valor during the Civil Rights Movement continue to inspire many Americans to fight for justice and equality.

April 4, 1968: Honoring the Death of Martin Luther King, Jr., 45 Years Later

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Binta Niambi Brown

To ensure the vitality of our nation, it's continued progress, to more fundamentally remember who we are and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and all those who died fighting for us, we must remember....we all have a role to play.

Martin Luther King's Dream Will Not Die

Grant Woods | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Grant Woods

On April 3, 1968, Mike Cody was sitting in his Memphis law office when he got the call that Dr. Martin Luther King needed help. That phone call and the events that followed rocked the young lawyer and laid the foundation of values upon which he built his career.

MLK's Memory Honored With Major Campaign

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Black Voices

By David Beasley ATLANTA, April 4 (Reuters) - The 45th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. ...

Reflections on the 44th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. King

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Is the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin under disputed circumstances part of the "promised land" of which Dr. King only got a glimpse as he looked over from his "mountain top"? Is the wanton gun violence perpetrated by blacks principally against other blacks in several of our major urban communities throughout the United States also part of what Dr. King saw from his mountain top? Most important of all, other than appropriately protesting the killing of Trayvon Martin, what are we, in real time, doing about materially changing the landscape of gun violence that may or may not have been visible from Dr. King's mountain top?

In Defense of Dr. King

Janet Langhart Cohen | Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics
Janet Langhart Cohen

Many tributes were paid to Martin Luther King, Jr. on the day commemorating his assassination 43 years ago, but one commentary in particular caught my eye and stirred my ire.

Eerie Echoes of a Long-ago Battle

William Lucy | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics
William Lucy

I was with Dr. King during his time in Memphis. Today the struggle of union members in Wisconsin and elsewhere stirs my memories of that time.

Reflections Along the Moral Highway From Memphis to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

On the 43rd anniversary of his assassination, Dr. King's unwavering commitment to the nonviolence pursuit of justice may be the most important 21st-century moral challenge he has bequeathed to our nation.

Back on the Trail of the King Assassination

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Hampton Sides' Hellhound on His Trail makes it clear that James Earl Ray's overwhelming guilt doesn't negate the fact that the FBI waged a protracted and illegal secret war against Martin Luther King.