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Black Americans mostly left behind by progress since Dr. King’s death

By Sharon Austin, University of Florida On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. Back...

Black Women in Martin Luther King Jr.’s Neighborhood Will Soon Receive Monthly Cash Payments

Originally published by The 19th A new program is launching in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward — the birthplace of Martin Luther...

Sen. Schumer Says Senate Will Vote on Changes to Filibuster by MLK Day

“The Senate was designed to protect the political rights of the minority in the chamber, through the promise of debate and the opportunity to...

Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s first Black leading man reflected the civil rights movement on screen

By Aram Goudsouzian, University of Memphis In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the 10th-anniversary convention banquet of...

Atlanta owns up to legacy of convict labor that rebuilt city

By Michael Warren, Associated Press The City of Atlanta's official seal shows a phoenix rising from the ashes of the Civil War. What it doesn’t...