Assassination of Martin Luther King

February 22, 2018 - 3:21 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — As the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination approaches, the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. said Thursday that limiting access to guns is long overdue. The Rev. Bernice King, speaking at The King Center in Atlanta, offered condolences for the families...
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Gabrielle Gressem, 6, celebrates with her father John after she'd read a portion of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh on the city's North Side on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. "He changed America so black people and white people can go to the same places," Gabrielle said of King. The Gressem family lives in Monroeville. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 11:00 pm
At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored Martin Luther King Jr., the late civil rights leader, on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, urged...
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Gabrielle Gressem, 6, celebrates with her father John after she'd read a portion of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh on the city's North Side on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. "He changed America so black people and white people can go to the same places," Gabrielle said of King. The Gressem family lives in Monroeville. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 6:32 pm
At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored Martin Luther King Jr., the late civil rights leader, on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. King's daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, urged...
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Lesa Webb of Denver holds a placard as she gathers to take part in the annual parade to mark the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Denver. Marchers gathered with politicians in spite of cold temperatures, a light snow and slippery roads to walk from Denver's City Park to Civic Center Park to note the holiday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 15, 2018 - 5:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations around the country (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden says American values are being challenged in present times but that the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. provides an example of how to...
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