Martin Luther King
Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic speech on the Washington Mall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michelle Obama’s commencement speaking schedule is taking her to Bowie State University.
Scholars will discuss the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and message during a free public conference at Bowie State University.