As events honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. kicked off across the country, descendants of the slain civil rights leader demanded politicians take up the push for federal voting rights reform. In demonstrations Monday, members of the King family said there could be "no celebration without legislation." That...
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...
"Martin Luther King" was not his given name. What was it originally — and why did his father change it?
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.
President Russell M. Nelson honors Martin Luther King Jr.: ‘Abandon attitudes and actions of prejudice’
President Russell M. Nelson honored Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by calling on people to abandon attitudes and actions of prejudice, a message repeated on all the social media accounts of the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Those taking part in numerous events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday say more work needs to be done to fulfill his dream and legacy of racial equality. They also say 2022 has a different energy due to the events of the previous two years.
The life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated with a hybrid in-person/online event at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Ames City Auditorium, at 520 Sixth St., on the north side of City Hall. A celebration video is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. Long-time Ames resident...
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...
(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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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.
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."
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.
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...
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.
ATLANTA — Family and Georgia officials gathered Monday morning to honor Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His legacy is rooted in Atlanta where he was born. King would have turned 93 on Jan. 15. The event is held every year at his old Atlanta congregation, Ebenezer...
As the country comes together to honor the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. today…. Several displays to celebrate his legacy were destroyed in Traverse City. Traverse City Area Public Schools put up four different displays around elementary schools and parks. Over the weekend — someone stole...