Martin Luther King Jr.

High-tech Chicago exhibit puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK

CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world’s most famous speeches that...
17:23 28 February 2022

Across races, religions, coalitions organize for solidarity

(RNS) — Rachel Prestipino knows how segregated Miami can be every day, including Sunday: “It’s not just at 11 a.m.” But ...
20:27 24 February 2022

Congressman Lewis to receive NAACP honor at awards show

ATLANTA — The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist.
6:21 11 February 2022

California pardons gay civil rights leader in new initiative

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon...
11:02 5 February 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

ATLANTA — Against the backdrop of a presidential election year, Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over how to best...
23:35 20 January 2022

2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of ...
23:21 20 January 2022

Buttigieg trying now to make it to SC for MLK Day events

FLORENCE, S.C. — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who has been criticized for his slow outreach to blacks and other minorities, is tr...
19:21 18 January 2022

Black Baptist church shaped Cummings’ commitment

DETROIT — To many black clergy, Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings was more than a formidable orator, civil rights champion and passionate public servan...
17:06 23 October 2021