#Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

MLK Day Service: Georgia celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022

ATLANTA - The country is coming together to honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Despite the winter storm warning the day before, the annual MLK Day Commemorative Service will take place at Atlanta's Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. This year's theme...
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Viewer's Guide: NBA on MLK Day

This year marks the 36th anniversary of the NBA celebrating the life and legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a full slate of compelling matchups and classic games. However, the history of the NBA and honoring the civil-rights leader dates back 54 years to King’s untimely death in 1968. It was then that Oscar Robertson recruited 27 players to participate in the Pro Basketball All-Star Benefit Game at the Singer Bowl in Queens, New York to raise money for Dr. King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022: US events honor civil rights leader

ATLANTA - Many across the U.S. on Monday are honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through marches, tributes, volunteering and a call to action on voting rights. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is observed each year on the third Monday in January. King, who...

Flashback: How a filibuster almost derailed MLK Day

(CNN) — As the US grapples, again and again, with voting rights and civil rights, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday has again become political. Heirs to King argued Americans should not celebrate the national holiday without passage of a new federal voting rights standard that is stalled in the Senate.
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South Florida Martin Luther King Jr. Day events

Volunteers across South Florida are coming together to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and raise awareness. Volunteers will clean up Coleman Park and the surrounding neighborhood Monday. They will also sort and pack toiletry kits and bagged lunches for homeless people and supplies for students in schools serving low-income families.

NFL community honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day

Monday's playoff game between the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Rams will be the NFL's first on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To commemorate the holiday, the league is working alongside Inspire Change social justice grant partner The King Center and their CEO Dr. Bernice King "to ensure that Dr. King's life and legacy is honored and remembered during this game." The back of every player's helmet will feature an "MLK" sticker that includes the message "BE LOVE" or "STOP HATE." The phrase "BE LOVE" will also be incorporated into the field stencil at SoFi Stadium across the end zone from "END RACISM."

Events Honor MLK Day in the Chicago Area

Several events will be held across the Chicago area Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day as many honor the holiday with acts of service. Cradles to Crayons will be collecting donations of new to like-new children’s clothing, including coats, boots, hats, gloves scarves, pajamas, winter clothes and more. There will be 34 contact-less drop off sites that will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday.

Ways to celebrate MLK Day in Maine

BANGOR, Maine — Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of January and is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service that encourages all Americans to volunteer and improve their communities. For Mainers who don't feel comfortable going out into their...

MLK Films: 5 Films To Watch On Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Civil Rights leader and activist Dr. Martin Luther King will be honored on his annual holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17, 2022. Marking the 27th anniversary to commemorate his life and legacy for his nonviolent resistance to overcome racial injustices and oppressions, Dr. King was one of the first national faces to demand racial equality in the country.