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Bernice King, the daughter of the late Coretta Scott King, wants her mother’s letters, speeches, and commentary published.

This isn’t just a three-day weekend to party. The city and various organizations come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. MLK Parade, Saturday The annual parade starts at 9th and Tryon at 10 a.m. on Saturday. More than 100 community organizations, marching bands and step and drill teams […]

During the event, actors, activists, and musicians will pay homage to Dr. King with recitations of his most revered speeches, as well as musical performances.

New data shows a racial divide when it comes to how historical events are viewed.

Monday night's event highlighted historic speeches by civil rights heroes like MLK, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Sojourner Truth, and Shirley Chisholm, recited by Lin Miranda-Manuel, Andre Holland, Michael B. Jordan, Octavia Spencer, and civil rights icon Harry Belafonte.

Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders is bringing attention to the water crisis that is unfolding in Michigan. Sanders is calling for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign after the situation left over 30,000 people in Flint without drinkable tap water and thousands of people sick. “There are no excuses. The governor long ago knew about the […]

Ahead of the Martin Luther King holiday, military officials this week yanked an offensive flyer that featured an image of the slain civil rights leader on an advertisement for a "fun shoot" at a Georgia Air Force base, reports the AJC.

A new memorial in honor of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be built above a commemorative carving of Confederate leaders Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis in Georgia.

It's been discovered that "I Have A Dream" debuted on November 17, 1962 in a segregated high school gym in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

At this time of year there are many different posts about Martin Luther King Jr. Usually they rehash the same information. Here are 8 facts…

MLK Parade – 11 a.m., Saturday – Parade route: from 11th St. and Tryon St. down to Stonewall and Tryon St. Parade starts at Hal Marshall Bldg., 700 N. Tryon St. Parade features more than 80 local and regional organizations and 4,000 participants. Martin Luther King, Jr. Growing the Dream Award Ceremony  – 12:30 p.m. […]