In the midst of the 1968 Civil Rights protests, activist and singer Harry Belafonte took over ‘The Tonight Show’ for a week, becoming the first Black person to host a late-night TV show. His guests included Martin Luther King Jr.
By PBS NewsHour
As thousands of attendees gathered in Washington to protest police brutality, activists reflected on the march in 1963 and how it informs the fight for racial justice today.
By Courtney Vinopal
The campaign inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last organizing effort says new data suggest low-income voters in key states could swing some U.S. Senate races.
By Russell Contreras, Associated Press
The United States bid a final farewell to John Lewis in Atlanta Thursday, after more than a week of observations in his honor. A congressman and lifelong activist, Lewis endured threats, repeated imprisonment and physical violence to fight for civil…
By Judy Woodruff, Jessica Yarvin
As the nation mourns the loss of American hero and Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis, his friends and colleagues remember him as a towering figure who was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and equality. Special Correspondent…
By PBS NewsHour
Rep. John Lewis, a Civil Rights hero, died of pancreatic cancer Friday night. A supporter of civic engagement, including the ongoing global Black Lives Matter protests, Lewis had been beaten and arrested several times during the Civil Rights Movement. Known…
By Elana Schor, Associated Press
While he's not as vocal as some Democratic rivals who tout their faiths as influencing their agendas, Sanders has talked more about his Jewish identity recently and tied it to his vow to fight discrimination in all forms.
By Don Thompson, Associated Press
Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963.
By Kenyatta R. Gilbert, The Conversation
Much of King’s legacy lives on in such arresting oral performances. They made him a global figure.
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