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3 months 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.
3 months ago
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
5 months ago

Historic Coretta Scott home where she wed MLK now forgotten

A little-known but important piece of American history stands vacant on a two-lane highway in rural western Alabama
5 months ago
Historic Coretta Scott home where she wed MLK now forgotten
5 months 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.
5 months ago
As food banks experience staffing shortages, volunteers step in for MLK Day
5 months 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.
5 months ago
ABC News Live: Martin Luther King Jr.’s family leads march for voting rights
6 months 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.
6 months ago
By the Numbers: The long struggle to make MLK Day a national holiday
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Nation celebrates civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Harris emphasizes urgent need for voting rights legislation in MLK Day remarks
6 months ago

On MLK Day, King III implores Senate to act on voting rights

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s eldest son has condemned the inaction of federal lawmakers on voting rights
6 months ago
On MLK Day, Biden says Americans must commit to King's work
6 months 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.
6 months ago
‘The View’ remembers Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Black church preservation project gets $20 million donation on MLK Day
6 months ago

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

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at Ebenezer Baptist church in Atlanta.
6 months ago
Vice President Harris delivers remarks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
6 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."
6 months ago
Remember the women who helped MLK propel the civil rights movement
6 months ago

Kids celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

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

The history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

What you need to know about the national holiday celebrating the civil rights leader.
6 months ago
The history of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
6 months ago

MLK III: History to remember Sinema unkindly over filibuster

Martin Luther King III came to Arizona with harsh words for Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, whose refusal to change filibuster rules makes voting rights legislation unlikely to pass in the Senate
6 months ago
King family to rally in Arizona for voting bills for MLK Day
8 months ago

Bid considered to wipe Alabama arrest records of King, Parks

A prosecutor says he would support a move to expunge the arrest records.
8 months ago
1 year ago

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

Work has begun to make a museum out of the crumbling Alabama church.
1 year ago
1 year ago

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
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring the civil rights icon at his former ministry
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Stevie Wonder calls for ‘truth’ and ‘accountability’ in Martin Luther King Jr. tribute
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Martin Luther King III remembers his father
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Across the nation, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. honored
1 year ago

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Famous Martin Luther King Jr. quotes

Remember inspiring words from the civil rights leader.
1 year ago
Famous Martin Luther King Jr. quotes
1 year 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?”
1 year ago
Kids honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during annual oratory competition
2 years 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 years ago
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Rita Moreno recounts watching MLK Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech in person
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Celebrating the wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
MLK Day 2020: What to know about the civil rights icon’s legacy
2 years ago

Alabama county to preserve jail remnant where MLK was held

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

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

Breaking down the FBI's massive operation and the various leads.
3 years ago
Inside the manhunt for MLK's killer
3 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.
3 years ago
What you need to know about the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
3 years ago

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

Photographer Steve Schapiro reflects on his past work.
3 years ago
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.
3 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.
3 years ago
Remembering and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
3 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.
3 years ago
2020 hopefuls honor Martin Luther King Jr. as campaign pace intensifies
3 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.
3 years ago
Michael and Sara discuss the importance of Martin Luther King Jr. and his influence
3 years ago

Remember the women who helped MLK propel the civil rights movement

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

School where fans displayed Trump flag pulls out of MLK game

School superintendent says, "Fear was not our reason."
3 years ago
3 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.
3 years ago
Andrew Young recalls witnessing Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination
3 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.
3 years ago
When I heard Martin Luther King was shot, I thought: 'Maybe he'll survive'