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Baltimore Honors Martin Luther King’s Legacy With Annual Parade

Eighty-five years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was born. On Monday, the nation pauses to honor the civil rights leader’s legacy. Baltimore is celebrating in a big way.

01/20/2014

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Smithsonian Features TransAfrica For Talk On MLK

The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum is hosting the president of the human rights group TransAfrica for the museum’s annual program honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

01/14/2014

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Wednesday Marks 50th Anniversary Of Iconic Speech

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speech on the Washington Mall.

08/27/2013

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Oprah Winfrey Among The Celebrities To Join March On Washington Events

Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker are among the celebrities joining three presidents this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

08/27/2013

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New Site Records Readings Of MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech

The National Park Foundation is launching a new website to allow people to record their own readings of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

08/27/2013

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Youth See March On Washington Anniversary As Chance To Lead

Just as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led the Montgomery Bus Boycott at age 26, and Rep. John Lewis helped to lead freedom rides at 23, young Americans are not letting age get in the way as they seek more than a contributing role in the push for social reform.

08/26/2013

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Marching For King’s Dream: ‘The Task Is Not Done’

Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.

08/24/2013

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Living Dr. King’s Dream: Morgan State Freshman’s Speech Goes Viral

An emotional, eight-minute speech by a rising Morgan State student is going viral on the Internet. The speech comes on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington next week.

08/23/2013

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50 Years After King, Marchers Gather Again In D.C.

Next week, the nation’s first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes this nation should be headed.

08/23/2013

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MLK Memorial May Not Be Ready For Anniversary

Work to refinish part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial where a disputed inscription was recently removed may not be done until after the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

08/13/2013

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Disputed Inscription Removed From MLK Memorial

A Chinese sculptor has removed a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial statue that he designed on the National Mall and said Thursday that he is working on a new finish for the side of the artwork.

08/01/2013

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Baltimore Man Killed In Civil Rights March To Be Honored In Alabama

Signs designating a highway in Gadsden as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Parkway are set to be unveiled next month. And a late Baltimore Civil Rights leader will be among those honored.

07/26/2013

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