Martin Luther King Jr.

President Obama has answered Martin Luther King’s call to service. Will...

Martin Luther King Jr. devoted his life to building a more just and equitable society. But the respected civil rights leader challenged us all...

“We know the march is not yet over”

President Obama's speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches is a new chapter in the history of African Americans' civil rights.

‘There was just something about walking across that bridge … ’

A bridge in Alabama. A hotel in Memphis. A secondary school in Arkansas. The locations might seem unremarkable, but they are suffused with history, as...
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“If you see something that is not right … you have...

https://youtu.be/7o_0J0AgzkI Fifty years ago, the city of Selma, Alabama, took center stage in the American civil rights movement. A major goal of the movement had been...

Addressing a painful past: Blacks and whites confront family legacies of...

In Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, he predicted that “the sons of former slaves and the sons of...

African-American fraternities and sororities: Moving to their own beat

At the turn of the 20th century, the first of the "Divine Nine" African-American college fraternities and sororities was established to cultivate leadership and academic...

Once a training ground for black leaders, unions still attract African-American...

When an assassin shot and killed Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis in 1968, the civil rights icon was in town supporting black sanitation...

Inspired to action: A new generation celebrates black history

Young Americans are the most diverse generation in U.S. history. As they work to change their world, they look to the civil rights heroes who came before.
Aerial view of march for LGBT rights

Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., they put LGBT rights on...

They gathered outside the U.S. Capitol on October 14, 1979 — gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people and their straight allies, 75,000 strong — to demand...