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3 months ago

King family visits Memphis on 56th anniversary of MLK Jr.'s assassination

Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King and Yolanda Renee King, visited Memphis to mark the 56th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
3 months ago
Martin Luther King III (C), his wife Arndrea Waters King (L), and daughter Yolanda Renee King (R) participate in a vigil at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on April 4, 2022 in Washington, DC.
5 months ago

'Disgusting': MLK monument vandalized in Denver park during Black History Month

A monument honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. created by the nation's first Black astronaut-turned-sculpture was vandalized in a Denver park.
5 months ago
A monument honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was damaged by vandals sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, 2024, in Denver's City Park.
5 months ago

MLK monument vandalized in Denver park during Black History Month

A monument honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. created by the nation's first Black astronaut-turned-sculptor was vandalized in a Denver park.
5 months ago
A monument honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. created by the nation's first Black astronaut-turned-sculptor was vandalized in a Denver park.
6 months ago

Dexter Scott King, youngest son of Martin Luther King Jr., dies at 62

Dexter Scott King, the youngest son of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., died Monday from prostate cancer, according to The King Center.
6 months ago
Dexter Scott King on Jan. 20, 1986 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City.
6 months ago

Sen. Raphael Warnock reflects on MLK's legacy, continuing battle for civil rights

The Georgia senator and priest spoke with ABC News Live's Linsey Davis about the state of civil rights in the country.
6 months ago
Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., speaks with ABC News Live.
6 months ago

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and discuss how his legacy continues over half a century after he was killed.
6 months ago
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
6 months ago

Sen. Raphael Warnock on MLK's legacy

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Georgia Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock about the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his lasting impact on the fight for voting rights.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Sen. Raphael Warnock on MLK's legacy
6 months ago

MLK Day: A day of service

People around the nation celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
6 months ago
VIDEO: MLK Day: A day of service
6 months ago

Reflecting on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King III and his wife, Arndrea King, reflect on the legacy of the civil rights activist.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Reflecting on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
1 year ago

Thousands mark 60th anniversary of MLK’s March on Washington

People packed the National Mall this weekend to commemorate the historic moment 60 years ago and where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of his most famous speeches.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Thousands mark 60th anniversary of MLK’s March on Washington
1 year ago

Dr. King, in his own words

A trip back in time to hear the dream and messages from the civil rights leader that still ring true today.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Dr. King, in his own words
1 year ago

Thousands descend on the Nation's Capital

Marking the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, thousands are gathering with a renewed demand for social, economic and racial justice.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Thousands descend on the Nation's Capital
1 year ago

Martin Luther King Jr.'s family marks March on Washington's 60th anniversary

His only grandchild was among those who gathered on the National Mall Saturday.
1 year ago
His only grandchild was among those who gathered on the National Mall Saturday.
1 year ago

Researcher: Martin Luther King Jr. apparently never said famous quote about Malcom X

ABC News' Brad Mielke, "Start Here" podcast host, with more on author Jonathon Eig discovering the original un-edited transcript of King's interview in which the original quotes were very different.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Researcher: Martin Luther King Jr. apparently never said famous quote about Malcom X
2 years ago

8 shot, 1 in critical condition in mass shooting at MLK Jr. Day event in Florida

Chaos unfolded in Fort Piece after shots were fired during a MLK Car Show and Family Fun Day event.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 8 shot, 1 in critical condition in mass shooting at MLK Jr. Day event in Florida
2 years ago

Biden, Harris and thousands of DC residents celebrate MLK at local events

On Monday, thousands gathered at the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in southeast Washington, D.C., for the city's annual peace walk and parade
2 years ago
President Joe Biden speaks to supporters at the National Action Network's Annual Martin Luther King Day Breakfast, Jan. 16, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
2 years ago

By the Numbers: MLK Jr.

A look at the numbers behind the life and legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
2 years ago
VIDEO: By the Numbers: MLK Jr.
2 years ago

Sculpture commemorates Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King

Officials in Boston unveiled a sculpture commemorating Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King.
2 years ago
Passers-by walk near the 20-foot-high bronze sculpture "The Embrace," a memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, in the Boston Common, Jan. 10, 2023, in Boston. The sculpture, consisting of four intertwined arms, was inspired by a photo of the Kings embracing when MLK learned he had won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
2 years ago

Honoring the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The King family joins "GMA3" to celebrate and commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Honoring the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
2 years ago

New statue of MLK Jr., Coretta Scott King unveiled in Boston

Imari Paris Jeffries, the executive director of Embrace Boston, talks about a new statue in Boston commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
2 years ago
VIDEO: New statue of MLK Jr., Coretta Scott King unveiled in Boston
2 years ago

President Biden delivers remarks on MLK Day

"Dr. King’s life and legacy show us the way forward," President Joe Biden said.
2 years ago
VIDEO: President Biden delivers remarks on MLK Day
2 years ago

Biden speaks at Ebenezer Church to commemorate MLK Day

President Joe Biden's sermon at the famous Atlanta church came on what would have been King's 94th birthday.
2 years ago
President Joe Biden's sermon at the famous Atlanta church came on what would have been King's 94th birthday.
2 years ago

Statue unveiled in Boston to honor Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King

Hank Willis Thomas, the artist of “The Embrace” statue, joins ABC News Live to discuss Dr. King Jr.’s legacy and the meaning behind his new sculpture.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Statue unveiled in Boston to honor Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King
2 years ago

HBCU Battle of the Bands honors MLK and helps deserving students

Frank and La Keisha Johnson founded HBCU Culture, which organizes the Atlanta event that provides $20,000 in scholarships to the historically Black colleges and universities that participate.
2 years ago
VIDEO: HBCU Battle of the Bands honors MLK and helps deserving students
2 years ago

Biden reflects on MLK in sermon at his Atlanta church: Progress is 'always possible'

Biden will speak at Ebenezer Church on Sunday, which would have been King's 94th birthday.
2 years ago
President Joe Biden speaks at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Jan. 15, 2023, during a service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., a senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church, listens at left.
2 years ago

Remember the women who helped MLK propel the civil rights movement

"For every name we know, there are scores of names we don’t know because of sexism."
2 years ago
Dr. Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta Scott King pose for a portrrait in 1964.
2 years ago

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words inspiring new generations

Students from Watkins Elementary School in Washington D.C. recited MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech from where he delivered it, in honor of his legacy.
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Boston unveils 'Embrace' sculpture in tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

What Martin Luther King Jr.'s family is saying about the tribute to King, his family and racial equity.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Boston unveils 'Embrace' sculpture in tribute to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
2 years ago

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King III and his wife, Arndrea Waters King, discuss the 54th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and what it means to them.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
3 years ago

As food banks experience staffing shortages, volunteers step in for MLK Day

Many local food banks are facing staffing shortages, but volunteers stepped up around the Bay Area as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. day of service.
3 years ago
Many local food banks are facing staffing shortages, but volunteers stepped up around the Bay Area as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. day of service.
3 years ago

ABC News Live: Martin Luther King Jr.’s family leads march for voting rights

Plus, the FBI is working closely with counterterrorism agents after a 12-hour hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas, and a massive underwater volcano erupted, causing a tsunami in Tonga.
3 years ago
VIDEO: ABC News Live: Martin Luther King Jr.’s family leads march for voting rights
3 years ago

By the Numbers: The long struggle to make MLK Day a national holiday

A look at the 15-year effort to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday, and the pushback against it.
3 years ago
VIDEO: By the Numbers: The long struggle to make MLK Day a national holiday
3 years ago

Nation celebrates civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

From Portland to New York City, volunteers collected food, donated clothes and toys in honor of King and his commitment to service.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Nation celebrates civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
3 years ago

Harris emphasizes urgent need for voting rights legislation in MLK Day remarks

Vice President Kamala Harris demanded action on voting rights Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
3 years ago
Vice President Kamala Harris delivers virtual remarks to the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Martin Luther King Day, from the South Court Auditorium of the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2022.
3 years ago

‘The View’ remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro honor Martin Luther King Jr. and discuss his impact on today’s America.
3 years ago
VIDEO: ‘The View’ remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
3 years ago

Black church preservation project gets $20 million donation on MLK Day

On MLK Day, a Black church preservation project from the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced that it received a $20 million donation.
3 years ago
Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., is photographed on  June 16, 2016. The church is among those that have been assisted by a fund to help historic Black churches.
3 years ago

Vice President Harris delivers remarks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta.
3 years ago
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta.
3 years ago

Kids celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Students from Dallas and Houston reflect on the progress America has made in achieving King’s vision.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Kids celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
3 years ago

The history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

What you need to know about the national holiday celebrating the civil rights leader.
3 years ago
What you need to know about the national holiday celebrating the civil rights leader.
4 years ago

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring the civil rights icon at his former ministry

Rev. Raphael Warnock, who was elected as Georgia’s first Black senator this month, celebrated and honored King during a Shabbat service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King used to preach.
4 years ago
VIDEO:  For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring the civil rights icon at his former ministry
4 years ago

Stevie Wonder calls for ‘truth’ and ‘accountability’ in Martin Luther King Jr. tribute

“We must define the truth and the facts that support them and declare them absolute,” Wonder said.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Stevie Wonder calls for ‘truth’ and ‘accountability’ in Martin Luther King Jr. tribute
4 years ago

Martin Luther King III remembers his father

The son of Martin Luther King Jr. remembers his father and reflects on where the country is headed.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Martin Luther King III remembers his father
4 years ago

Across the nation, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honored

Amid the national conversation on the pandemic, protests and the Capitol riot, legendary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s words have added weight.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Across the nation, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honored
4 years ago

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering the civil rights icon and his lasting legacy.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
4 years ago

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating the life and legacy of iconic civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
4 years ago

New documentary features rare restored footage of Martin Luther King Jr.

Director Sam Pollard’s talks about his timely and stunning new film, "MLK/FBI."
4 years ago
VIDEO: New documentary features rare restored footage of Martin Luther King Jr.
4 years ago

Young activist is on a mission to continue MLK’s legacy

Brea Baker hopes people will be reading Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, watching his speeches and looking to understand what the continuation of his legacy looks like.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Young activist is on a mission to continue MLK’s legacy
4 years ago

Martin Luther King Jr: Inspirational quotes

On the day the nation celebrates the civil rights leader's birthday, here are some of his most inspiring words.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Famous Martin Luther King Jr. quotes
4 years ago

Famous Martin Luther King Jr. quotes

Remember inspiring words from the civil rights leader.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Famous Martin Luther King Jr. quotes
4 years ago

Kids honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during annual oratory competition

The competition took place in Houston, Dallas and Chicago, and featured fourth and fifth graders presenting speeches with the theme, “How Do You Think Dr. King’s Teachings Can Help Us Today?”
4 years ago
VIDEO: Kids honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during annual oratory competition