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2 months ago

Kansas City weighs another bid to honor Martin Luther King

A divisive fight ended with the city removing his name from a major boulevard.
2 months ago
5 months ago

Rita Moreno recounts watching Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech in person

Rita Moreno recalled how she was present during Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and how it affects her to this day.
5 months ago
Rita Moreno recounts watching MLK Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech in person
6 months ago

Legendary debate coach Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, who taught MLK, dies at 100

Legendary Texas Southern University debate coach Dr. Thomas F. Freeman has died at 100, the university has announced.
6 months ago
Legendary debate coach who taught MLK dies at 100
10 months ago

FBI, which conducted surveillance on MLK, sees backlash after social media post

The FBI, which once conducted targeted surveillance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., caused a firestorm on social media after posting a tribute honoring the iconic leader.
10 months ago
FBI, which conducted surveillance on MLK, sees backlash after social media post
10 months ago

Celebrating the wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Christian minister and activist made a profound impact on U.S. history while being the leader in the civil rights movement.
10 months ago
Celebrating the wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
10 months ago

Billy Porter and children’s choirs join together to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

The choirs from the Cardinal Shehan School Community and Krieger Schechter Day School pay tribute to the civil rights leader by singing “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand” and “Imagine.”
10 months ago
Billy Porter and children’s choirs join together to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
10 months ago

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Don't forget these women who helped propel the civil rights movement

"For every name we know, there are scores of names we don’t know because of sexism."
10 months ago
Remember the women who helped MLK propel the civil rights movement
10 months ago

MLK Day 2020: What to know about the civil rights icon’s legacy

The nation pauses to celebrate what would have been Rev. King's 91st birthday.
10 months ago
MLK Day 2020: What to know about the civil rights icon’s legacy
10 months ago

Alabama county to preserve jail remnant where MLK was held

He three days for contempt there after losing an appeal.
10 months ago
2 years ago

Inside the international manhunt for Martin Luther King Jr.'s killer

Breaking down the FBI's massive operation and the various leads.
2 years ago
Inside the manhunt for MLK's killer
2 years ago

What you need to know about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

What you need to know about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
2 years ago
What you need to know about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
2 years ago

Martin Luther King Jr: 10 inspirational quotes

On the day the nation celebrates the civil rights leader's birthday, here are some of his most inspiring words.
2 years ago
Martin Luther King Jr: 10 inspirational quotes
2 years ago

Through a Photographer's Lens: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

Photographer Steve Schapiro reflects on his past work.
2 years ago
Photographer's Lens: MLK and the Civil Rights Movement
2 years ago

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discuss Martin Luther King Jr. and what's next for America

The noted author and the congresswoman discuss the civil rights icon.
2 years ago
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discuss Martin Luther King Jr.
2 years ago

Remembering and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating and reflecting on one of America's most powerful and motivating civil rights leaders.
2 years ago
Remembering and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
2 years ago

2020 hopefuls honor Martin Luther King Jr. as campaign pace intensifies

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand and others honored the civil rights icon.
2 years ago
2020 hopefuls honor Martin Luther King Jr. as campaign pace intensifies
2 years ago

Michael and Sara discuss the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his influence

The two reflect on how the icon's message remains a strong inspiration today.
2 years ago
Michael and Sara discuss the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his influence
2 years ago

Remember the women who helped MLK propel the civil rights movement

These women helped chart the course of history.
2 years ago
Remember the women who helped MLK propel the civil rights movement
2 years ago

Trump, Pence commemorate MLK Day with brief visit to national monument

The visit lasted a little more than 90 seconds and President Trump briefly spoke to reporters who had gathered with them in 18-degree weather.
2 years ago
Trump, Pence commemorate MLK Day with brief visit to national monument
2 years ago

Children give speeches inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.

Children across the country honor the late civil rights activist with speeches inspired by his rhetoric.
2 years ago
Children give speeches inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.
2 years ago

Students honor Martin Luther King Jr. in speech competition: 'What you started, we are going to finish it'

"What you started, we are going to finish it," one student said.
2 years ago
Students honor Martin Luther King Jr. in speech competition
2 years ago

School where fans displayed Trump flag pulls out of MLK game

School superintendent says, "Fear was not our reason."
2 years ago
2 years ago

At 86, Andrew Young recalls horror of witnessing moment Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis

Andrew Young recalls the moment a bullet killed Martin Luther King Jr.
2 years ago
Andrew Young recalls witnessing Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination
2 years ago

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

It is impossible to describe what he meant to black Americans while he lived.
2 years ago
When I heard Martin Luther King was shot, I thought: 'Maybe he'll survive'
3 years ago
Martin Luther King Jr.'s  granddaughter reflects 50 years after his assassination
3 years ago

A deeper look into the life of Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years after his death

A new HBO documentary, "King in the Wilderness," takes a look at the activist's final months before his assassination at the age of 39.
3 years ago
A deeper look into the life of Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years after his death
3 years ago

Dozens of celebs appear in Stevie Wonder's 'Dream Still Lives' video honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Stevie Wonder produced a new video featuring dozens of celebrities, musicians and political figures sharing their dreams for the world and themselves.
3 years ago
Obama, Stevie Wonder and others honor legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
3 years ago

What Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy means to people today

Fifty years after the Baptist minister and activist's assassination, ABC News' Byron Pitts spoke to people about his legacy.
3 years ago
What Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy means to people today
3 years ago

Bernice King reflects on her father's legacy

"We can't just pause in this moment and honor a great man. We really have to consider embracing his mission," King told ABC News.
3 years ago
Bernice King reflects on her father's legacy
3 years ago

Martin Luther King Jr. impersonator discovers life's calling through famous speeches

Stephon Ferguson travels around the world speaking in the voice of MLK.
3 years ago
MLK impersonator discovers life's calling through famous speeches
3 years ago

Martin Luther King Jr.'s granddaughter speaks out on 'GMA' 50 years after his death

Yolanda Renee King, 9, and her parents pay homage to the late civil rights icon.
3 years ago
Martin Luther King Jr.'s granddaughter speaks out on 'GMA' 50 years after his death
3 years ago

'I've seen the Promised Land': Martin Luther King Jr. delivers final speech

ABC News will be in Memphis Wednesday for the 50th anniversary of his assassination.
3 years ago
'I've seen the Promised Land': Martin Luther King Jr. delivers final speech
3 years ago

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The basics

What you need to know about the national holiday celebrating the civil rights leader.
3 years ago
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The basics
3 years ago

Famous Martin Luther King Jr. quotes

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

Martin Luther King Jr. memorial dedicated in 2011

President Obama spoke in the National Mall at a ceremony honoring the slain civil rights leader.
3 years ago
Martin Luther King Jr. memorial dedicated in 2011
3 years ago

Martin Luther King Jr. talks 'Issue and Answers' on ABC in 1967

The civil rights leader appeared on the ABC program for a discussion about race riots and his opposition to the Vietnam War.
3 years ago
Martin Luther King Jr. talks 'Issue and Answers' on ABC in 1967
3 years ago

Andrew Young recalls the moment a bullet killed Martin Luther King Jr.

At 86, the civil rights leader recalls the horror of witnessing the moment Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.
3 years ago
Andrew Young recalls the moment a bullet killed Martin Luther King Jr.
3 years ago

Martin Luther King Jr. discusses attempts on his life in 1965

The civil rights leader told reporters that "as a nonviolent leader I do not feel that I should go around with bodyguards."
3 years ago
Martin Luther King Jr. discusses attempts on his life in 1965
3 years ago

Young protesters will be part of 'redemption of America': Friend of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of King's assassination. Andrew Young, a civil rights activist who marched with King, praised the Parkland students for their commitment to end gun violence.
3 years ago
Young protesters will be part of 'redemption of America': Friend of MLK Jr.
3 years ago

Martin Luther King Jr. 'never lost faith in the American dream': Andrew Young

King was assassinated 50 years ago this week.
3 years ago
Martin Luther King Jr. 'never lost faith in the American dream': Andrew Young
3 years ago

Americans honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Across the US, there were scenes of people volunteering and helping others.
3 years ago
Americans honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
3 years ago

'View' staff on what MLK Day means to them

Members of "The View" family share their personal connection to MLK Day -- and how the civil rights movement he led changed the course of their lives.
3 years ago
'View' staff on what MLK Day means to them
3 years ago

Rep. John Lewis on not meeting with Trump: Martin Luther King Jr. 'would have taken the same position I did'

Lewis, who boycotted Trump’s inauguration, says Martin Luther King Jr. “would have taken the same position I did.”
3 years ago
Rep. John Lewis on how Martin Luther King Jr. would have handled Trump
3 years ago
'Like Dr. King, I have a dream': Fifth-grader's speech echoes Martin Luther King, Jr.
3 years ago

Fifth-grader echoes Martin Luther King Jr. with her own 'dream' speech

Tchanori Kone paid tribute to the civil rights activist nearly 50 years after his death in an inspiring speech that took home 1st place at a Houston competition.
3 years ago
Fifth-grader echoes Martin Luther King Jr. with her own 'dream' speech
3 years ago

'Like Dr. King, I have a dream': Fifth-grader's inspiring speech pays tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tchanori Kone, a fifth-grade student from the Houston area, called for a "radical redistribution of political and economic power" to help address racial and economic "injustice."
3 years ago
'Like Dr. King, I have a dream': Fifth-grader's inspiring speech pays tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
3 years ago

National parks free to all on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

It's one of a handful days when all national parks are free.
3 years ago
National parks free to all on Martin Luther King Day
4 years ago

'...A powerful moral force': Inspiring words by King on anniversary of his death

A look back at Martin Luther King Jr.’s most inspiring words on the 49th anniversary of his death.
4 years ago
Inspiring words by King on anniversary of his death
4 years ago

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. dead at 39

The civil rights leader was killed outside the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
4 years ago
April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. dead at 39
4 years ago

April 4, 1968: President Johnson addresses the nation after death of Martin Luther King Jr.

The president reacts to the death of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.
4 years ago
April 4, 1968: President Johnson addresses the nation after death of Martin Luther King Jr.