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By PBS NewsHour
In Martin Luther King Jr.’s final days, he traveled to Memphis to lend his voice to the city's black sanitation workers, who were protesting poor working conditions. Fred Davis, who helped negotiate an end to the strike, marched with King…
On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. -- in Memphis, Tennessee, to support striking sanitation workers -- was shot to death on a hotel balcony. What followed was a national reckoning and the greatest wave of social…
Martin Luther King Jr.'s struggle for Americans' civil rights -- and his assassination 50 years ago in Memphis -- changed the world. Judy Woodruff sits down with civil rights activist Vernon Jordan, syndicated columnist Connie Schultz, Vann Newkirk of The…
Fifty years since Detroit devolved into a five-day period of violence and unrest between the National Guard and the city’s black citizens, known as the 1967 riots, some of the city's leading cultural institutions are asking questions and using art…
By Bridget Shirvell
On Nov. 22, 1963, America was changed forever. For the first time, a wide television audience witnessed the unfolding of a national tragedy. Fifty years later, we still remember the events of that fateful day, and the men who…
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