Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s fair housing legacy

Jan 18, 2021
Amid the public outrage that followed King's assassination, President Johnson pushed Congress to pass the legislation in King's honor.
Congress passed the Fair Housing Act after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968, as a way of honoring him. Above, King addresses a meeting in Chicago in 1966.
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Why you rarely hear the “I Have a Dream” speech in full

Jan 15, 2018
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. 

Days off to volunteer is an increasingly attractive benefit for workers

Jan 16, 2017
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.

MLK Day gives boost to volunteerism

Jan 18, 2016
Martin Luther King Day is a day of service.

MLK's 'Great Revolution' sermon still relevant today

Jan 18, 2016
Dr. King mentions scientific genius, technological revolution in 1968 sermon.

Is Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy public or private?

Jan 9, 2015
Some people whose lives and work leave an inheritance of for more than just their families.

Open for business on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 20, 2014
How businesses observe Martin Luther King Day has changed over time.

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Grandfather, son, grandson reflect on economic equality

Aug 27, 2013
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.

MLK's old neighborhood seeks economic comeback

Jan 21, 2013
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.