Martin Luther King

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DC Free Movie Scene Gearing Up For MLK Day

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is still more than a week away, but when it comes to celebrating the civil rights icon’s life and lasting legacy, why wait?

01/10/2014

President Barack Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Urges People To Push Stalled Gun Legislation

Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday “to get back up and go back at it” and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won’t get their hands on guns.

09/22/2013

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Obama Inspires Many In 50th-Year King Remembrance

President Barack Obama’s challenge to seize the cause of racial equality from the “glorious patriots” of the tumultuous 1960s struck a deep generational chord.

08/29/2013

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MLK’s Dream Inspires a New March, and a President

President Barack Obama is claiming his place in Martin Luther King’s 50-year-old dream, holding himself up as a symbol of the change King envisioned.

08/28/2013

People gather at the Reflecting Pool to listen to speakers during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

More Than 300 Sites To Ring Bells For MLK Speech

Organizers said sites in nearly every state will ring their bells at 3 p.m. their time Wednesday or at 3 p.m. EDT, the hour when King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington.

08/28/2013

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters on Aug. 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington D.C. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: More Whites Than African Americans Believe Racial Progress Made

More Whites than African-Americans believe racial progress has been made over the past 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington.

08/24/2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

DC Leaders To Rally For Statehood Saturday

District of Columbia leaders will be using the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to advocate for statehood and greater autonomy for the city.

08/21/2013

"I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness" to be removed from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Process to Begin to Remove ‘Drum Major’ Quote From MLK Jr. Memorial

The National Park Service is set to begin preparation to remove the controversial “Drum Major” inscription from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in D.C.

07/20/2013

One of President Barack Obama's top advisers says the White House takes seriously the possibility that House Republicans could pursue impeachment of the president. (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Address Morehouse College Commencement

President Barack Obama is delivering the commencement address at Morehouse College, the historically black, all-male institution that counts Martin Luther King Jr. among its alumni.

05/19/2013

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Thousands Gather At Candlelight Vigil To Mark 44th Anniversary Of King Assassination

A candlelight vigil was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to mark the anniversary of the civil rights leader’s assassination 44 years ago.

04/04/2012

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