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The contentious history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in photos

Only three people have a US national holiday observed in their honor: Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the thir... read more

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. in Alexandria

Even for the most controversial City ... the special anniversary of the day. But in Alexandria, a city with its own heavy ties with the Civil Rights movement and its own history of civil disobedience, ... read more

Who really killed Martin Luther King Jr.? His family says the wrong man went to prison

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Lakers visit National Civil Rights Museum ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma wandered away from the group in the first room of the National Civil Rights Museum on Sunday afternoon ... on Monday blocks from the hotel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was ... read more

The Question That Haunts Martin Luther King’s Last Day

CHICAGO (CNN) — It’s April 4, 1968, and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. steps outside his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, and leans over the balcony. King has been in an anxious mood ... read more

What Was Missing From Memphis on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination

On the night of April 3, 1968, as Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final public speech ... the skies opened up over Memphis once again, almost as though history were trying to exert itself with sp... read more

Roman Reigns Denies Steroid Use and the Most Controversial Stories of the Week

Seth Rollins shocked the world Monday on Raw when he brought back WWE's most violent finisher on a day dedicated to a pillar of non-violence in Martin Luther King Jr. Fans in the AT ... character deve... read more

The Controversial History of Martin Luther King Day

To understand why these men are honored on the same day in three states, one needs to look back at the controversial history of the MLK holiday. Almost immediately after King’s assassination in 1968, ... read more

The NBA Is Just The Latest Organization To Profit From Martin Luther King Jr.'s Body

On Wednesday, the Memphis Grizzlies unveiled their MLK50 Pride uniform, which they will debut against the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 15, 2017, the night before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and wear on selec... read more

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Fallacy of a Post Racial America

I live in one of the very last states to designate today as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and not simply “Civil Rights Day ... When I taught United States History years ago, one of my favorite essay pro... read more

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