Amid the public outrage that followed King's assassination, President Johnson pushed Congress to pass the legislation in King's honor.
It’s common for commemorations of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to include excerpts from his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. But there’s good reason not to play it in full: The work in its entirety is copyrighted. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
MLK Day has become a day of service for many. Those that are off may take the time to volunteer. For others, their employers may provide a day for annual volunteering, a benefit that is especially attractive to younger workers. Click the above audio player to hear the full story.
Since the March on Washington 50 years ago, how much has changed? We asked three generations of black men to talk about their economic opportunities.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s old Atlanta neighborhood, Sweet Auburn, was once one of the more prosperous African-American neighborhoods, but it has since fallen on hard times. Now it is trying to make a comeback.