Martin Luther King

President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 19, 2013, about the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama’s remarks on race resonate with many

MIAMI (AP) — When President Barack Obama told the nation on Friday that slain black teenager Trayvon Martin could have been him 35 years ago, many black Americans across the nation nodded their head in […]

07/19/2013

Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of Medger Evers. (AP Photo)

Holder praises slain black activist Medgar Evers

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday praised slain NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers, saying that the black activist’s vision and leadership helped make it possible for Holder and President Barack Obama […]

06/05/2013

This FBI photo of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, identified by the FBI as suspect number 1 in 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, was killed during shootout with police in Watertown, Massachusetts. (AP Photo)

Mosque: Bomb suspect had 2 outbursts in last year

(AP) — A mosque where the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects sometimes attended services says one of them had outbursts during two sermons that encouraged Muslims to celebrate American institutions such as the 4th of July and figures like MLK Jr.

04/22/2013

Martin Luther King Jr

Memphis march honors slain civil rights leader MLK

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hundreds of union members and their supporters marched in Memphis on the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder, calling for a new commitment to the human rights causes he died for.

04/04/2013

Martin Luther King's signature on letter. (AP Photo)

MLK thank-you letter to Philly officer for sale

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A dealer of rare historic documents is selling a letter from Martin Luther King Jr. to a Philadelphia police officer who was assigned to protect him, expressing gratitude for the officer’s concerns.

04/03/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts (bottom, c) during ceremonial swearing-in at US Presidential inauguration ceremony with US First Lady Michelle Obama (r) holding Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Lincoln bibles. (AP Photo)

On the inauguration, around the country

(AP) – Americans are weighing in from all corners of the country on President Barack Obama’s second inaugural.

01/21/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts (bottom right) at the ceremonial swearing-in at 57th inauguration ceremony, US First Lady Michelle Obama holds Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Lincoln bibles as daughters Malia and Sasha look on, Washington DC. (AP Photo)

Obama takes public oath of office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promising to uphold the Constitution in a public swearing in ceremony that signals the beginning of his second term in office.

01/21/2013

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Inauguration Day marks rare intersection with King

ATLANTA (AP) — The President plans to use a Bible that belonged to MLK as he takes his oath of office, a powerful symbol of this year’s rare intersection of the civil rights movement and the nation’s first black president.

01/18/2013

Trees coming down so space shuttle can roll in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles is trading the trees for the stars – and not everybody’s happy about it. Crews clearing a path for the space shuttle Endeavor have begun cutting down hundreds of […]

09/04/2012

MLK Memorial inscription to be revised in September or October

WASHINGTON (AP) – A year after the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial opened to visitors on the National Mall, the group behind the monument is still working with the National Park Service to change an […]

08/28/2012

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