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via CNN: If you are planning your vacation in the near future….Consider the many landmarks across the country played an important park in the life of Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Atlanta, Georgia Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church is one of Atlanta’s most cherished sites. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images: Georgia’s busy capital city is King’s birthplace […]

via Wkyc: Wednesday marked the 50 year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. At Church of the Covenant on Euclid, bells rang out 39 times, one for each year of King’s life. “He was a beacon of light for my family and myself,” said 82-year-old Shirley Thompson. On Wednesday Thompson stood in the parking […]

via Cleveland19: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a piercing speech to the students at Glenville High School during a historic visit on April 26, 1967. He started his speech by saying, “I never feel like a stranger when I come to Cleveland.” He said he had many friends and acquaintances in Cleveland that are always welcoming him. He […]

GETTY IMAGES: Martin Luther King Jr.’s heirs have agreed to end their legal fight over who owns the slain civil rights leader’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal, according to a court document filed on Monday, but did not disclose if the item will be sold. A trial to settle the years-long dispute over the medal […]

Harriet Tubman isn’t the only African-American or woman to get historic face time on U.S. currency.  In addition to Tubman landing the $20 bill, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew also announced today that Sojourner Truth, Marian Anderson andDr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be added to bills as well. The back of the new $10 […]

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Harriet Tubman isn’t the only African-American or woman to get historic face time on U.S. currency. In addition to Tubman landing the $20 bill, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew also announced today that Sojourner Truth, Marian Anderson and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be added to bills as well. The back of the new […]

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Decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., we still recall the fateful words of his last public speech.   Decades after the assassination…

  A monument to black civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is planned for the top of Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, home to a giant carving depicting three heroes of the pro-slavery Confederacy, a newspaper reported on Sunday.  Park officials told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the monument to King would feature a replica […]

Joy Ann Reid recently spoke with Roland Martin about her new book, "Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide."

While the country watches the contentious debate over whether the Confederate flag will be removed from some state capitol buildings, a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. is expected to soon grace the grounds outside of the Georgia statehouse. On Monday, State Rep. Calvin Smyrer confirmed that plans to build the statue of the civil […]

Oprah Opens Up About Selma And Why She Had To Get Involved With The Film  Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now,” caught up with Oprah…

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spent a day of service working on literacy projects with kiddies at the Boys & Girls Club and paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peep the pics inside…. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle […]