Martin Luther King

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, NewsOne is proud to present a series of video interviews with icons who attended Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic event. Watch exclusive interviews with the likes of Juan Williams, John Lewis, Marc Morial, and more. If you have memories you’d like to share of […]

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, NewsOne is proud to present a series of video interviews with icons who attended Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic event. Watch exclusive interviews with the likes of Juan Williams, John Lewis, Marc Morial, and more. If you have memories you’d like to share of […]

The assassination of civil rights leader and clergyman Martin Luther King, Jr. rocked the nation, just as the charismatic and focused activist was rising to heights unknown. Promoting a message of nonviolence in the face of unrelenting racism and opposition, King unflinchingly took on the responsibility of leading the nation into a new paradigm. Just […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last speech the evening before his assassination was especially resonant, considering the events that followed. Popularly known as the “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” speech, King delivered the words at the Church Of God In Christ headquarters, Mason Temple, in Memphis, Tenn., on this day in 1968. SEE ALSO: Is […]

In December 2007, Mitt Romney was asked by “Meet The Press” host Tim Russert about the history of racism in the Mormon church, which excluded African Americans from participation until 1978. Romney claimed that his father marched with Martin Luther King. Romney would also claim that he “saw his father march with Martin Luther King” […]

Martin Luther King might be the greatest orator in American history. His words and speeches changed the tide of American history. Not only did he give speeches on integration, but he also gave powerful speeches on poverty and the war in Vietnam. Here’s Martin Luther King’s Top 5 Speeches. 1. I Have A Dream. This […]

On Martin Luther King day NewsOne honors him by presenting the top 5 songs paying tribute to him. Here’s our Top 5 Martin Luther King Tribute songs. 1. Happy Birthday-Stevie Wonder. I love this song. They used to play it on the loudspeakers on every MLK day and elementary school. 2. Pride in the Name […]

The MLK Day Brotherhood Awards are NewsOne’s annual celebration of five important Americans who are continuing the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. — especially in the realm of interpersonal, cross-racial, and cross-ethnic understanding. Our honorees are the bridge builders and the nation healers. CHECK FOR MORE HONOREES AS THEY ARE REVEALED BEFORE MLK DAY HERE. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Some forward-looking college professors enabled television’s Smithsonian Channel to offer a look at the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. from the time in which it occurred. SEE ALSO: Dead Friend Buried Beneath Christmas Presents The network said Wednesday it will air a documentary in February culled primarily from local news footage […]

When Barack Obama was running for President, the comparisons to Martin Luther King helped him gain the support needed to win the nomination and later the Presidency. Both are powerful speakers and family men; both are patriots and Christians; and both overcame racial boundaries. Still, many who made those comparisons may want to see Obama […]

Rain or shine, thousands will be converging on Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital, for festivities and marches marking the dedication of the first memorial on our National Mall to an African-American: Martin Luther King, Jr. Click or print the map below for details! Check out more of our MLK Memorial coverage here: Top 5 MLK […]