MLK

 FREE admission to many Downtown attractions Every year, one of the most popular options for Downtown visitors on MLK Day is the chance to visit some of Downtown’s top attractions at no charge. White River State Park: FREE admission to the following attractions with donation of one non-perishable food item per person, per attraction for […]

On the day the nation remembered the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination, former ambassador and civil rights warrior Andrew Young weighed in on his…

HARRY BELAFONTE SUES THE ESTATE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. FOR A DECLARATORY JUDGMENT In a federal lawsuit brought on Tuesday by Harry Belafonte…

Here’s the full speech President Obama gave today. The President spoke on the legacy of Dr. King and the 50th anniversary of the March On…

Bernice King is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her father Martin Luther King Jr.‘s March on Washington, and she checked in on “The James Fortune…

While King used direct action to promulgate change, Obama used change as a campaign slogan. Worse yet, on so many critical issues — fair housing, war, and civil liberties — the Obama administration was the antithesis of change. Obama hasn’t earned King’s endorsement. Let me tell you why. Fair Housing In 1966 the Southern Christian […]

Downtown honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 16 is a day dedicated to the achievements and the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many Downtown venues will hold special events. For a complete calendar of events, call Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. at 317.237.2222 or search online at http://www.indydt.com . Madame Walker Theatre Center […]

Yesterday was all about echoes. Echoes from voices past continuing into beyond. A sea of tens of thousands cheer and chanting as they looked up at video monitors showing the first family walking down a pathway of Martin Luther King’s most inspiring quotes en route to a ceremony to dedicate a memorial to honor his […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maya Angelou is the latest prominent Black figure to voice reservations with the newly erected Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington D.C. Angelou, who consulted on the project, has an issue with a quote on the wall by the Tidal Basin of the memorial that reads: “I was a drum major for […]

A new book titled “Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy,” says that the former first lady didn’t think too highly of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She called him “phony” and “tricky” in a 1964 interview in which she spoke about life in the White House. Former First […]

A majority of Americans say Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of racial equality has been realized in the USA, although a significant divide between Black and white people’s perceptions of equality and race relations still exists, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll suggests. The Poll found that most Americans– 90% of whites and 85% of […]

GREELEY, Colo. — A member of the Greeley-Evans School District 6 Board of Education is broadcasting an attack on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on his radio station. Brett Reese reads a listener’s letter on 104.7 FM Pirate radio that calls the slain civil rights leader a sexual degenerate, a communist and modern-day plastic […]