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50 years after Martin Luther King was slain, debate simmers on how to honor him

Almost 50 years after his April 4, 1968, assassination, many are rethinking how Martin Luther King Jr. Day is observed. Should the slain civil rights ... other ways to remember him. We have to remember his life and legacy and honor those people in the ... read more

America pauses to mark 50 years since MLK's murder: 'Dr. King's work — our work — isn't done'

With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the "apostle of nonviolence" silenced by an assassin 50 years ago ... King Jr. was killed on a hotel ... read more

Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter asks for people to commit to her father's fight

A large crowd also gathered in Memphis, where he was killed ... a 50-mile march Wednesday in Memphis after starting it on Saturday in Dundee, Mississippi, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. "I hardly ever make a speech without quoting him," Andrew Young ... read more

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Bells across the nation will toll 39 times to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years to the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, cities across the United States are honoring him Wednesday with ceremonies and ... “The most authentic way to honor my father is to commit to the work of creating a more peaceful ... read more

50 Years Later: Students to march to Memphis in Dr. King's memory

Black and white students from Mississippi will march 50 miles to Memphis to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King ... who tried to have him arrested while working on one of his houses. A 9-year-old girl ran to a ... read more

Kansas City is one of a few big cities with no street named for Dr. King. Here’s why.

That dichotomy is at the center of a debate in Kansas City over how best to honor ... after him. The board said no. This is not a split over whether King should be honored. It is mainly a debate, 50 years after he was killed, over where a Martin Luther ... read more

When I heard Martin Luther King was shot, I thought: 'Maybe he'll survive': Reporter's Notebook

Fifty years later, the details of that day are hazy. The numbing shock is what I remember. The first reports were sketchy. Martin Luther King ... those who despised King and everything he stood for. One of them killed him. The day after King was slain ... read more

MLK's Fight Against Racism, Militarism and Capitalism: Historian Taylor Branch on King's Final Years

It was 50 years ago today when Rev. Martin Luther King ... that's Dr. King saying that his country, the United States, was the greatest purveyor of violence on Earth. The corporate media, the mainstream media, went after him, from the Times to Time ... read more

How to volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Philadelphia and 11 other ways to celebrate

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., $5 admission, 215-409-6600, constitutioncenter.org The Main Line Martin Luther King ... College Each year, the Philadelphia Orchestra plays a free concert in honor of King at Girard ... read more

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