In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., students from Washington, D.C.’s Watkins Elementary gathered Friday to celebrate what has become an annual tradition. Each year the fifth grade students study and reenact the “I have a Dream” speech the late Civil Rights leader gave during the March on Washington in 1963. The children gather in the same place King did on that warm day in August, the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — MTV is taking the color out of its programming on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage people to talk about what race means in their lives. Continue reading
Ray Suarez reports on the sights, sounds and crowds on the National Mall, where hundreds of thousands of people traveled from around the country and the world to witness the 57th presidential inauguration of Barack Obama. Continue reading
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., we have compiled archival videos, documentaries, commentaries, discussions and reports about his life, legacy and the Civil Rights movement.
At the beginning of a busy week — with a crisis in Haiti and in the thick of health care reform negotiations — President Obama will set aside much of his day Monday to remember civil rights leader Martin Luther … Continue reading