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Martin Luther King Jr.

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Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Still Faces Pushback

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:47:34 -0500

Here is a brief history of how Martin Luther King Jr. Day came to be, and the fierce opposition to the holiday.

With Blacks Alarmed by His Tone, Trump Meets With Martin Luther King III

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:36:23 -0500

The plan was announced after a weekend of escalating tensions between the president-elect and Representative John Lewis, who fought for civil rights alongside King.

Which Martin Luther King Are We Celebrating Today?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:21:13 -0500

Since his death, the civil rights leader has been appropriated for all sorts of causes.

A New Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Divides a Virginia Town

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:02:15 -0500

King’s birthday falls within days of the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, an awkward time for towns like Lexington, which celebrates all three.

Where Civil Rights Meet the Civil War

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:01:58 -0500

Lexington, Va., has a rich Confederate history. This year, residents marched in the city's first Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Down the road, others saluted the Confederacy.

A Camden Address With a Link to Martin Luther King Jr.

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:09:44 -0500

Jeanette Lilly Hunt, 85, said she considered the young “M.L. King” a member of the family when he lived in her home while attending a seminary.

No Racial Barrier Left to Break (Except All of Them)

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:30:03 -0500

We can’t create a more just nation simply by dressing up institutions in more shades of brown. Now we must confront structural racism.

Teaching and Learning About Martin Luther King Jr. With The New York Times

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:59:10 -0500

How do you celebrate and teach the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., both on the holiday that celebrates his birth, and all year long?

The Art of the Protest

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:52:53 -0500

If Americans hate the direction their next president takes, they have the right to demonstrate peacefully. Here’s how protesting has succeeded.

1966: King Leads Pupils in March

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:07:57 -0500

From the archives of the International Herald Tribune: Martin Luther King leads pupils during a civil rights demonstration in Grenada, Mississippi, in September 1966.