Fifty-five years ago, African-American children walked out of their schools and began a peaceful march in Alabama
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Although five full decades have passed since he was martyred in 1968, his words are just as relevant today
Martin Luther King Jr. has come to be revered as a hero who led a nonviolent struggle to reform and redeem the US
I was there taking photographs and doing interviews as New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton joined in a march supporting a new Black History Class bill that would make teaching black history mandatory in schools in New York State.
PBS interview with the creators of a new film about America’s unique system of historically black colleges
Modern history is filled with heroes of color, real and imagined, who helped clear the movie’s path to silver screen
Was evolving authority to state governments a response to the rise of Black political empowerment in American cities?
A Dodge Super Bowl ad has attracted criticism for its use of a sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. to sell trucks
Blackout for Human Rights hosted its 3rd Annual “MLK Now”, a free event celebrating the words and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and I was there to take pictures.
It is incredibly important to remember his role as one of history’s most important proponents of voting rights and democracy