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Civil Rights Includes Gays 50 Years After March

Months before Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” declaration galvanized a quarter-million people at the 1963 March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was planning all the essential details to keep the crowd orderly and engaged.

08/21/2013

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‘The Mountaintop’ Brings MLK Story To Washington

A Memphis motel where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 45 years ago has been transported to the city where the civil rights hero led his March on Washington.

04/05/2013

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Local Students Continue Dr. King’s Dream In Their Communities

Nearly 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream Speech,” a group of elementary and middle school students are learning the importance of his message.

01/21/2013

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Obama Readies For Second Term, Cites Commitment To Service

On the brink of a second term, President Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to service Saturday as inauguration-goers flocked to the capital city for a distinctly American celebration including an oath-taking as old as the republic, a splashy parade and partying enough to last four years.

01/19/2013

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Inauguration Day Marks Rare Intersection With King

President Barack Obama plans to use a Bible that belonged to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he takes his oath of office on the holiday honoring the slain icon, marking what some say is an inextricable tie between the nation’s first black president and the civil rights movement.

01/18/2013

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Famous Church’s Bells To Ring For Same-Sex Couples

The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader for the prominent, 106-year-old church to announce Wednesday that it would begin hosting such nuptials.

01/10/2013

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Quote On MLK Memorial To Be Removed

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a plan to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation.

12/11/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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Vigil Set For MLK Memorial To Mark Assassination

A candlelight vigil is planned at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington to mark the anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination 44 years ago.

04/04/2012

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YMCA Pays Tribute To MLK In Honor Of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the YMCA of Central Maryland is marking the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

02/10/2012

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Park Service To Remove Inscription On MLK Memorial

The National Park Service plans to remove an inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington and replace it with a full quotation from the civil rights leader.

02/10/2012

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Md. Pastor To Speak At Civil Rights Gathering

Building community through civic engagement will be the theme of a gathering of civil rights leaders in Maryland next month.

12/23/2011

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