Monday, Jan. 17 is a time people across the U.S. will remember and honor civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. King, the most visible advocate for voting and civil rights, was killed by an assassin on April 4, 1968. MLK Day is a federal holiday, though it was not made official until 18 years after his assassination.
Democrats have been trying to push forward voting rights legislation that Senate Republicans have been stalling through a filibuster.
Hillary Clinton criticizes 'white moderates' with quote from MLK after Senators Sinema and Manchin backed the filibuster and killed Biden's voting rights plans
Hillary Clinton took a thinly veiled dig at Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin on Friday, tweeting out a Martin Luther King quote about 'the white moderate' who ends up blocking 'the flow of social progress.'. It came less than 24 hours after the two holdout senators effectively killed President...
Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential figures of the American civil rights movement—and a gifted orator. His stirring speeches touched on everything from social and racial justice, to nonviolence, poverty, the Vietnam War and dismantling white supremacy. And while many have been inspired by his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, King tackled a wide range of themes and causes and inspired others to demand change.
It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day and we thought it would be appropriate to take some time to share our favorite MLK Jr. quotes. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”. “Our lives begin to end...
Brace yourself, because the Martin Luther King Jr. quotes are coming from Republicans today. Alabama Republicans, no less – the same ones who have repeatedly blocked efforts to stop splitting Monday’s state holiday between MLK and racist confederate general Robert Lee. That’s right. In Alabama, the holiday is...
Every year, on the third Monday in January, America hosts a Sadie Hawkins-style role-reversal where the entire country pretends to celebrate a man whose achievements and values they spent the previous 364 days ignoring, demonizing and trying to dismantle. Today, your favorite vote suppressors will take a brief respite from disenfranchising Black voters, denying history and increasing inequality to celebrate a real American hero.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Some 40 people Monday morning took to the streets to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luter King, Jr. The Coalition Against Racism, along with other groups, marched from Greenville’s Thomas Foreman Park to the Pitt County Courthouse. Along the way, they chanted quotes from...
Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed. He inspired people and the civil rights movement. And, he took action and led change. King’s legacy of leadership endures today, inspiring generations to follow his words and deeds and continue his work to improve society for all people. To commemorate Martin Luther King...
After more than 20 years of advocating for Fayetteville's Martin Luther King Jr. Park, community members are rejoicing over state funding to renovate the park and look toward the future. The park will receive $2.5 million as part of funding for the revitalization of the Murchison Road Corridor. In total,...
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that if Republicans continue to block a voting rights bill, the chamber would vote on changes to filibuster rules. Then he set a deadline for the vote: Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Every January, as the holiday approaches, politicians of...
A decade ago, there was a design competition to create the Martin Luther King Jr. monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The ultimate goal was to select one idea from 900 designs to honor the trailblazing civil rights leader in a historic monument. It was spearheaded and sponsored by the Memorial Foundation, an organization that helped fund the $120 million project that took over a decade to create and opened in 2011.
Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Every January, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and the inspiring legacy he left behind over 50 years after his assassination in 1968. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his years as an activist and a leader of the civil rights movement. He was known for his speeches, sermons, and writings that aimed to motivate society to push for change. His most notable speech was "I Have a Dream," presented in 1963—which you may recall reading history class. Dr. King was even awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in 1964. These Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes about courage, unity, love, and racial equality are only a small piece of what he left behind. We continue to look to Dr. King for wisdom even today as we continue the fight for equality. For more insights about Dr. King in addition to these quotes, check out these photos of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Martin Luther King, Jr. facts.
The Utah Jazz are coming off a nice win against the Denver Nuggets and will look to create a new winning streak tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers in LA. The recent struggles for the Jazz with Rudy Gobert out were well documented. But with Gobert back in the lineup last night they showed that they’re still one of the top teams in the West.
AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. — As it now traditionally does every year, Apple has replaced its homepage to honor civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Wheeling, W.Va. (WTRF) – Wheeling’s yearly celebration of our country’s most famous civil rights leader reaches far beyond the Friendly City’s boundaries—they make sure to include talented kids from across the Mountain State. The YWCA fielded submissions for the 2022 Project on Racism late last year, asking kindergarten through 12th graders to submit music, an […]