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Church of MLK's 1st leadership position gets museum funding

Work has begun to make a museum out of the crumbling Alabama church.
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MLK estate reaches publishing agreement with HarperCollins

The estate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has reached an agreement with HarperCollins Publishers for rights to his archive
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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.
8 months ago
For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring the civil rights icon at his former ministry
8 months 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.
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Stevie Wonder calls for ‘truth’ and ‘accountability’ in Martin Luther King Jr. tribute
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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.
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Martin Luther King III remembers his father
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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.
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Across the nation, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honored
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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering the civil rights icon and his lasting legacy.
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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating the life and legacy of iconic civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
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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."
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New documentary features rare restored footage of Martin Luther King Jr.
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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.
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Young activist is on a mission to continue MLK’s legacy
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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.
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Martin Luther King Jr: Inspirational quotes
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Famous Martin Luther King Jr. quotes

Remember inspiring words from the civil rights leader.
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Famous Martin Luther King Jr. quotes
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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?”
8 months ago
Kids honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during annual oratory competition
1 year 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.
1 year ago
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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.
1 year ago
Rita Moreno recounts watching MLK Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech in person
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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.
1 year ago
Legendary debate coach who taught MLK dies at 100
2 years 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.
2 years ago
FBI, which conducted surveillance on MLK, sees backlash after social media post
2 years 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.
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Celebrating the wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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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."
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Remember the women who helped MLK propel the civil rights movement
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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.
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MLK Day 2020: What to know about the civil rights icon’s legacy
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Alabama county to preserve jail remnant where MLK was held

He three days for contempt there after losing an appeal.
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Inside the international manhunt for Martin Luther King Jr.'s killer

Breaking down the FBI's massive operation and the various leads.
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Inside the manhunt for MLK's killer
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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.
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What you need to know about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Through a Photographer's Lens: Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

Photographer Steve Schapiro reflects on his past work.
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Photographer's Lens: MLK and the Civil Rights Movement
3 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.
3 years ago
Ta-Nehisi Coates and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discuss Martin Luther King Jr.
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Remembering and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrating and reflecting on one of America's most powerful and motivating civil rights leaders.
3 years ago
Remembering and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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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.
3 years ago
2020 hopefuls honor Martin Luther King Jr. as campaign pace intensifies
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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.
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Michael and Sara discuss the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his influence
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Remember the women who helped MLK propel the civil rights movement

These women helped chart the course of history.
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Remember the women who helped MLK propel the civil rights movement
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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.
3 years ago
Trump, Pence commemorate MLK Day with brief visit to national monument
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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.
3 years ago
Children give speeches inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.
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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.
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Students honor Martin Luther King Jr. in speech competition
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School where fans displayed Trump flag pulls out of MLK game

School superintendent says, "Fear was not our reason."
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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.
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Andrew Young recalls witnessing Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination
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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.
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When I heard Martin Luther King was shot, I thought: 'Maybe he'll survive'
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s  granddaughter reflects 50 years after his assassination
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Martin Luther King Jr. impersonator discovers life's calling through famous speeches

Stephon Ferguson travels around the world speaking in the voice of MLK.
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MLK impersonator discovers life's calling through famous speeches
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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.
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Martin Luther King Jr.'s granddaughter speaks out on 'GMA' 50 years after his death
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'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
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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
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Martin Luther King Jr. memorial dedicated in 2011

President Obama spoke in the National Mall at a ceremony honoring the slain civil rights leader.
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Martin Luther King Jr. memorial dedicated in 2011
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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.
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Martin Luther King Jr. talks 'Issue and Answers' on ABC in 1967
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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.
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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."
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Martin Luther King Jr. discusses attempts on his life in 1965
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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.
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Young protesters will be part of 'redemption of America': Friend of MLK Jr.
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Martin Luther King Jr. 'never lost faith in the American dream': Andrew Young

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