Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

04Nov/17

Latest JFK files include secret documents on Martin Luther King

SELMA, ALABAMA, UNITED STATES (NBC) – The latest trove of formerly classified documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy included about a dozen secret documents on slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, including an FBI dossier that alleged King may have fathered an illegitimate child and had an affair with folk singer Joan Baez. Continue reading

21Jan/17

Hundreds of thousands expected to protest Donald Trump in Washington

A demonstration in Washington, D.C., against the newly-inaugurated U.S. president is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of marchers, with thousands more expected at similar demonstrations across the country. Zachary Goelman reports. Continue reading

16Jan/17

Lewis: “Never, ever hate”

In his first public comments since getting into a war of words with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, civil rights icon John Lewis honors the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by telling a crowd of young men at a breakfast in Miami to, “never, ever hate.” Continue reading

16Jan/17

Wreath laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. is honored as a wreath is placed at his Washington, D.C. memorial.

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15Jan/17

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Leaders of the march (from left to right) Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice; (seated with glasses) Cleveland Robinson, Chairman of the Demonstration Committee; (standing behind the two chairs) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President of the American Jewish Congress; (beside Robinson is) A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the demonstration, veteran labor leader who helped to found the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, American Federation of Labor (AFL), and a former vice president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); (wearing a bow tie and standing beside Prinz is) Joseph Rauh, Jr, a Washington, DC attorney and civil rights, peace, and union activist; John Lewis, Chairman, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; and Floyd McKissick, National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality.]

15Jan/17

Trump attacks civil rights leader who questioned his election win

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attacks civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis on twitter.

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19Jan/16

Spike Lee, Pinkett Smith boycott Oscars, Academy promises more diversity

Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith vow to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony after black actors are shut out of the nominations. The Academy says it needs to do more to promote diversity.

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18Jan/16
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Crowds hit to the streets to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Crowds in Texas marched in the streets to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

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18Jan/16
MLK Memorial

FBI Director Comey lays wreath to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

FBI Director James Comey discusses police shootings before laying a wreath at memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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01Dec/15

Hillary Clinton celebrates civil rights activist Rosa Parks

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recalls the work of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, and says, “our work isn’t finished.”

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