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martin luther king


A “Day On” for what?

We water King’s activism down to simply “service,” diluting his legacy and forgetting the best part of his dream—justice.


An original Freedom Rider remembers his last hours with Martin Luther King, Jr.

An original Freedom Rider and organizer of the Selma march recalls his last hours with Martin Luther King on the day King was assassinated.


Photo: Another look at King’s killer

Photos released Wednesday offer a forgotten glimpse of James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. 43 years ago.


  Glenn Beck and the Ground Zero mosque

Glenn Beck has said his rally at the Lincoln Memorial this weekend has “nothing to do” with the Ground Zero mosque controversy. But as Alison Stewart points out, the two may in fact have something in common.

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