Martin Luther King

In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 photo, Melvin White, founder of the Beloved Streets of America project, walks past a boarded up building during a tour of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug […]

01/20/2014

Author Maya Angelou. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

Maya Angelou mourns longtime friend Nelson Mandela

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, who first met Nelson Mandela in the early 1960s, praised him as a great man worthy of comparison to another icon she knew, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

12/06/2013

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Obama to keynote Black Caucus Foundation dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is set to deliver the keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner Saturday night in Washington. The dinner is paying tribute to the “Spirit of […]

09/21/2013

Maude Ballou, who served as the personal secretary for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., from 1955 to 1960, sits in the background while her son Howard, displays the handwritten message King wrote to his mother in a copy of his book "Stride Toward Freedom," Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in Ridgeland, Miss.  While Ballou is keeping this book, she is planning to sell documents and other items related to the civil rights icon through an auction house in New York on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

MLK secretary to auction King trove

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s personal secretary is selling a collection from the early civil rights movement, including handwritten notes by King and a page from his “I Have a […]

09/18/2013

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Alabama church marks 50th anniversary of bombing

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Hundreds of people black and white, many holding hands, filled an Alabama church that was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan 50 years ago Sunday to mark the anniversary of the […]

09/15/2013

Fox News commentator and author Bill O'Reilly. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invsion/AP)

Fox’s O’Reilly: I made wrong claim about march

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington […]

08/30/2013

In this Oct. 3, 1965 photo U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson sits at his desk on Liberty Island in New York Harbor as he signs a new immigration bill. It was in 1965 that the U.S. government radically changed its immigration policy, and planted the seeds for America's current demographic explosion, a shift that historians say happened in part because of a hunger for change and equality created by the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/stf, File)

Civil rights and immigration history connected

NEW YORK (AP) — When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom. Now, as the crowds come together to mark the 50th anniversary of that seminal event in […]

08/26/2013

In this Aug. 28, 1963, black-and-white file photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/File)

NBC re-airing Martin Luther King Jr. interview

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC News says it will rebroadcast a 1963 “Meet the Press” interview with Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary next week. King appeared on […]

08/23/2013

In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center left with arms raised, marches along Constitution Avenue with other civil rights protestors carrying placards, from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. (AP Photo, File)

50 years after King, marchers gather again in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Next week, the nation’s first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and […]

08/22/2013

This 1970s image released by NBC shows Lew Wood from the NBC News "Today" show in New York.  Wood, a veteran broadcast journalist who covered the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy for CBS and later anchored the news report for NBC's "Today" show, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 at a hospice in Riverside County, Calif. He was 84. (AP Photo/NBC)

Former ‘Today’ news anchor Lew Wood dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lew Wood, who marched with Martin Luther King, covered John F. Kennedy’s assassination and was a news anchor for NBC’s “Today” show during a distinguished broadcast career that began with the […]

08/22/2013

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