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MLK Day name change by Mississippi city causes outrage

Thirty-one years after it was first celebrated as a federal holiday, this Monday officially became Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Biloxi, Mississippi — only after a social media firestorm that ignited ... read more

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Biloxi's Fight to Celebrate Martin Luther King

This year, for the first time, Biloxi, Mississippi, will officially celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For decades, the city has held concerts, parades, and parties for the civil rights leader; ... read more

Miss. town to reconsider "Great Americans Day" designation on MLK Day, mayor says

BILOXI, MS -- The Biloxi City Council will meet Monday to discuss using the name “Great Americans ... to be edited to include MLK Day. In subsequent posts, the city of Biloxi tweeted that it is a ... read more

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Let’s bring civil rights martyrs out of the shadows and continue the fight

It commemorates their cause. As the sun begins to set on America each day ... Jim Crow-era Atlantic City lives on. Another of us — Price, a native Southerner — lived through the presidency of Ronald ... read more

Four Things You Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King, Jr.

He never legally changed his name. To this day ... they change the fact that Dr. King made an unequalled contribution to the cause of justice and equal rights in this nation.” John H. Cartwright, a ... read more

The power of nonviolent resistance: ‘Voices of the Movement’ Episode 8

As the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached nonviolence ... I said, wait a minute if I got to come in here every day. I saw his name, and I said, “Thank you very much, Sergeant Hamilton. I'll see you ... read more

McGrath: The racism that continues in this country 50 years after MLK's death shows too many still 'going along for the ride'

I was a teenager when Martin Luther King was leading peaceful ... a troublemaker who stole his name from history and was the cause of violent riots in the streets. [Most read] More tornadoes are ... read more

Remembering the day the world lost MLK

Martin Luther King Jr.'s life came to a tragic end on this day 50 years ago. The legendary civil rights ... at civil rights events throughout the Capital Region. That didn't change when she headed ... read more

Reading Ta-Nehisi Coates in Idaho

I was 9 when Martin Luther King marched to Selma, 12 when he died. I went with my church youth group to tutor in an inner city neighborhood ... albeit with an amended name: Martin Luther King/Human ... read more

Songs From Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper, Neil Diamond Inducted Into National Recording Registry

In spring 1959, on the same day Danny ... Death of Martin Luther King Jr., Robert F. Kennedy (April 4, 1968) On the night of April 4, 1968, Sen. Kennedy flew to Indianapolis to speak at a rally in a ... read more

Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. On DNA Testing And Finding His Own Roots

As we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King ... was the cause, but there are exceptions. When I did Morgan Freeman's family tree, it was obvious through his DNA that he was descended from a white ... read more

101 things to love about Oakland

At the southwestern end of the MLK Shoreline ... as well as a party with live performances. The name is derived from the city’s area code. 56. The interiors of St. Jarlath Catholic Church. ... read more

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