A Dodge Super Bowl ad has attracted criticism for its use of a sermon by Martin Luther King Jr. to sell trucks
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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
More than most years, 2018 will be a year filled with remembrances of Martin Luther King, Jr.,
“Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll” is a museum exhibit in San Francisco
On this day Lyndon B. Johnson addressed Congress urging legislation that would guarantee voting rights
His nonviolent resistance spoke to a respect for the law that can only be called conservative
It was 50 years ago when Thurgood Marshall was confirmed to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court
On Martin Luther King’s Day, I’d like to share this poem, which I have shared before but which I find so striking not only for its beauty but also for its essence of simplicity. If things could only be this way!
PEN America’s literary protest brought together hundreds of writers and artists, including Amy Goodman, alongside thousands of New Yorkers on the birthday of Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.