Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Guest Terri Lee Freeman, president of the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, discusses the role of museums in the current ever-changing political landscape.

Nine-year-old Yolanda Renee King spoke to her grandfather's poignant Civil Rights legacy.

The King analysis was among the recent trove of documents released on the JFK assassination, even though the King file is unrelated to the Kennedy assassination.

There’s an uprising happening in America that’s very similar to the passionate protests of the 1960s when our parents were fighting for us to have many of the rights that we have today. In 1968, legendary writer James Baldwin did an interview with Esquire in the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s untimely death. […]

That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today that every high school in the U.S., both public and private, will receive a copy of the DVD free of charge! In addition, teachers can receive […]

Selma director Ava DuVernay delivered a keynote speech at the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival, where she discussed her Oscar experience when she went the 87th Academy Awards ceremony this year. Although Ava’s film was shut out by the academy’s voting panel for directing and acting, Variety is reporting she admitted when she attended the event, she […]

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On February 15, the New Mexico paper Roswell Daily Record posted a very racist editorial cartoon that poked fun at cultural icons. Drawn and worded by Keith Bell, it’s a close-up of a street sign that bears the names of heroes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez and how many miles each of their […]

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#TeamBeautiful promptly covered the attempted bombing of Colorado Springs’ NAACP building (and to be fair, online newspapers like the Los Angeles Times did as well) but yesterday, social media revealed that if it wasn’t for Twitter and Facebook statuses, many wouldn’t have known about it, which is unfortunate. MUST READ: The NAACP Releases A Full Timeline Of Every […]

The year 2015 hasn’t even started settled in yet and Madonna has already made people torch her edges. On Friday, the Material Girl posted pictures on Instagram of the slain civil rights lead Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley, and John Lennon all with black strings around their faces. The photographs mirrored the […]