In her poetry, Maya Angelou often alluded to "masks" as a form of survival for Black people in America.
By PBS NewsHour
It’s the best of times and worst of times for black Americans, says Henry Louis Gates Jr. He joins Jeffrey Brown to preview the PBS mini-series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” and discuss both great gains and…
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, the Nobel Prize Foundation released the full audio recording of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1964 Peace Prize acceptance speech.
By Erik Andersen
For the first time since it was delivered 51 years ago, it is now possible to hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in its entirety.
In Selma today, the town of about 20,000 people is roughly 80 percent black and more than 40 percent of residents live in poverty.
By Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America’s living rooms as never before.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Monday, Americans observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day with marches celebrating the civil rights leader, as well as protests over the racial divide, police killings of people of color and income disparity. Also, Iran and Hezbollah…
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…
An audio recording of a speech given by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s, long thought to be lost in time, was made available to the masses this week online.
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