Shows featuring Martin Luther King

  • SPECIAL : Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in His Own Words Mlk_dn2012-0116
    Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was born January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized...
    January 16, 2012 | Story
  • SPECIAL : Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in His Own Words Martin_luther_king
    Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King. He was born January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the...
    January 17, 2011 | Story
  • 47 Years Ago in Detroit: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivers First "I Have a Dream" Speech Mlk-detroit
    We turn now to another historic march down Woodward Avenue in Detroit. It was June 23rd, 1963, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a civil rights march of thousands and delivered a speech with what would become his most famous words: "I have a dream." The speech came two months before the historic March on...
    June 23, 2010 | Story
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968 Martin_luther_king
    Today is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King. He was born January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor and organized the...
    January 18, 2010 | Story
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968 Mlk11
    Today is Martin Luther King Day. He was born 80 years ago, on January 15th, 1929. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just thirty-nine years old.

    Tomorrow, more than four decades after Dr. King’s death, Barack Obama will take his oath of office to become the 44th president of the United States and the first African American president in...

    January 19, 2009 | Story
  • Democracy Now! Special: Martin Luther King’s Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination Mlk-bwtriple
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated forty years ago today. He was in Memphis, Tennessee to march with sanitation workers demanding a better wage. We spend the hour on his life and legacy. We hear from the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was with King at the Lorraine Motel, where he was killed; Harry Belafonte, who was with Coretta Scott King at the King home in Atlanta on April 4,...
    April 04, 2008 | Story
  • 40 Years After Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gave His "I Have a Dream" Speech His Son Leads a Mass Rally to Commemorate the March on Washington Mlk
    On August 28, 1963, a crowd of more than 250,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C., and marched to the Capitol Building to support the passing of laws that guaranteed every American equal civil rights. We speak with Martin Luther King III, who is leading a mass rally at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial to mark the 40th anniversary of the historic march.
    August 22, 2003 | Story