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  • In his radio address this weekend, President Bush declared: "Americans can proudly say that we have overcome the institutionalized bigotry that Dr. King fought." But while Dr Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is commemorated with a national holiday, and his message of nonviolent action for civil rights is widely celebrated, the US has failed to learn from many of the teachings of Martin Luther King.
    Jan 21, 2002 | Story
  • Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. He would have been 73 years old.
    Jan 15, 2002 | Story
  • Thirty-five years ago today, on March 7, 1965, Alabama State troopers attacked 600 black men, women and children who were marching for their right to vote. Armed with nightsticks and tear gas, the troopers turned back the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others who were marching from Selma to Montgomery. Televised images of the brutality shocked the nation and the world and helped spur the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the further breakdown of segregationist...
    Mar 07, 2000 | Story
  • Tape: [includes rush transcript]
    Feb 01, 2000 | Story
  • Last week, a Memphis jury that found a widespread government conspiracy responsible for the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Dec 13, 1999 | Story
  • Yesterday marked the thirty-first anniversary of the slaying of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. We close with some words from Dr. King.
    Apr 05, 1999 | Story
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave this speech at the Riverside church in New York City on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before he was assassinated. In this lesser known address, he criticizes the growth of the military industrial complex and American involvement in Vietnam.
    Jan 18, 1999 | Story
  • Last week, a federal judge ruled that the Ku Klux Klan will be allowed to hold a rally at the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, this January 18 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The ruling was the result of a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin on behalf of the Klan, which challenged Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thomson’s decision barring the group from demonstrating. Civil rights activists are planning to hold a...
    Jan 11, 1999 | Story
  • Thirty years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, his family wants President Clinton to establish a national commission to investigate the assassination.
    Apr 03, 1998 | Story
  • Dr. King giving speech on Black history and strength.
    Jun 05, 1997 | Story