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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Martin Luther King Jr.’

Narendra Modi Brings Thoughtful, Personal Gifts To Obama

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought gifts for Monday’s state visit with US President Barack Obama. Modi personally chose the thoughtful, personal gifts for Obama — keeping in mind the two people the president most admires, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. — including “Gita by Gandhi” in Khadi cover, as well as audio and video clips from King’s …

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Georgia MLK Monument: Family Wants Input

A bi-partisan bill is pending before the Georgia Legislature, one that could result in the erection of a Martin Luther King Jr. monument in the state capitol. Though Gov. Nathan Deal has said he would be glad to work with the legislative body on the effort, the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. has approached the matter with a great …

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MLK’s Bible And Nobel Peace Prize To Be Controlled By Court

On Wednesday, Superior Judge Robert McBurney of Fulton County ordered that Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize and Bible be stored inside a safety deposit box. Only the court will know the location and have access to the assets while King’s children sort out their differences. The said items are in the possession of Bernice, King’s daughter, who has …

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Macklemore Recognizes Racial Injustice In Speech

Music duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis wowed the crowd Sunday night at the AMAs when they accepted the award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album. The pair’s album, entitled, The Heist, was released on October 9, 2012. Due to their schedule, which included a a stop in Miami during the AMAs, the artists’ accepted their award by satellite. In his now-famous acceptance …

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Jamie Foxx Is In Talks To Play Martin Luther King Jr

Jamie Foxx is getting ready to test his acting skills once again as he prepares for a possible role as Martin Luther King Jr. While in the early stages of a new biopic film based on the life of Martin Luther King Jr., this is one that has been planned for a long time, but has never been able to …

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MLK & Ali were NSA Targets During Vietnam War

More revelations have been coming out since the NSA came under fire via the Edward Snowden leaks, and to some, these latest discoveries may not be so surprising: AlJazeera America reported that the NSA did eavesdrop on famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, and several others during the Vietnam War in recently declassified documents. …

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Demetrius Newton, Civil Rights Lawyer, Dies at 85

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” and thus has been a year marked with remembrance of the civil rights movement and assessment of where we stand today. While the United States has made progress toward achieving equal rights for all, there is still much work to be done. Unfortunately, one …

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“I Have a Dream” Turns 50

The nation’s first black president spoke today in honor of the man who started it all, Martin Luther King. Barak Obama lead the massive crowd and several civil rights leaders that gathered in the rain by the reflecting pool in Washington D.C. in a ceremony honoring the man who started the movement 50 years ago today. The president spoke just …

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‘I Have A Dream’ Speech Gets Google Doodle

It was on this day in 1963 that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, calling for an end to racism. That makes today the 50th anniversary. Google is celebrating the occasion with a doodle on its homepage (pictured above). This certainly isn’t the first time Google has honored Dr. King. The search engine has …

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MLK Jr. Death Anniversary Remembered

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated 45 years ago today at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in the southern city to support an ongoing strike by the city’s sanitation workers. King was only 39 years old when he died. King was born in Atlanta in 1929 and attended a seminary in Pennsylvania before becoming …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrated with Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr., American activist, pastor, and influential leader of the civil rights movement, King is one of the most-celebrated public figures in American history. Starting out as a Baptist minister, King threw himself onto the national stage in the mid 1950s. In 1955, he led the famous Montgomery bus boycott, and a couple of …

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Martin Luther King Jr. Digital Archive Goes Live

A massive collection of documents associated with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has gone live today, a fitting tribute on the great leader’s national holiday. The King Center Imaging Project, a collaboration of The King Center and JPMorgan Chase started back in April of 2011 with one goal: to bring the writings and associated documents of King into the digital …

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