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U.S. civil rights movement leader

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Martin Luther King Jr.: U.S. civil rights movement leader
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.

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Steven Reed, first African-American mayor of Montgomery, hopes MLK Jr. is "proud"

Steven Reed made history Tuesday when he was sworn in as the first African-American mayor to lead Montgomery, Alabama, the first capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War. Jericka Duncan spoke..
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Kanye West wants to legally change his name to Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West

kanye west wants to legally change his name to christian genius billionaire kanye west
Kanye West has claimed he is considering legally changing his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West” for a year. The controversial rapper made a surprise appearance at the fifth annual..
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John Conyers dies at age 90 [Video]John Conyers dies at age 90

John Conyers, a liberal Democrat who was the longest-serving African-American member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving for more than half a century, died on Sunday at the age of 90.

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Is America a democracy? If so, why does it deny millions the vote?

is america a democracy? if so, why does it deny millions the vote?
Martin Luther King Jr marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965 in protest of attempts by white legislators across the south to prevent African Americans from voting. At the time, black people..
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Removing King's name in Kansas City opens wounds, discussion

removing king's name in kansas city opens wounds, discussion
Kansas City leaders and residents on Wednesday began what is likely to be a challenging conversation about how to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recover from wounds inflicted during a nearly..
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Kansas City votes to remove Martin Luther King Jr.'s name from historic street

Nearly 70% of Kansas City voters supported returning Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to its original name, The Paseo. Allison Kate from the Kansas City Star joined CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss..
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Ray Jenkins, Newspaperman Who Covered Civil Rights Era, Dies at 89

He had a “ringside seat to history” in the South, befriending Martin Luther King and triggering a landmark First Amendment case that went to the Supreme Court.
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Martin Luther King's name removed from Kansas city street

Voters overwhelmingly backed the removal, months after the council changed the name to honour King.
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Kansas City voters: Street name wrong way to honor Martin Luther King Jr

Voters in Kansas City, Missouri, have reversed a decision by city leaders to name a street after slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, in a contest both sides characterized as being sparked..
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Kansas City votes to remove MLK from street name

Unofficial results showed the proposal to remove King's name received nearly 70% of the vote
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Kansas City voters to decide if road will continue to be named for Martin Luther King Jr.

Those who wish to see the name changed back to The Paseo deny that race has anything to do with their opposition to naming the boulevard after MLK.
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Remembering 1968: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

National Urban League president Marc Morial reports on the symbolism The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had for the civil rights movement, the personal connection he had for his parents, and how the..
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MLK: A riot is the language of the unheard

Three years after "I Have a Dream" and the March on Washington, Dr. King talked with Mike Wallace about divisions in the Civil Rights movement.
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Martin Luther King's daughter tells Facebook disinformation helped kill civil rights leader

Disinformation campaigns helped lead to the assassination of Martin Luther King, the daughter of the U.S. civil rights champion said on Thursday after the head of Facebook said social media should not..
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Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary: Nation remembers its father, salutes his indomitable spirit

Numerous events were organised by various government departments, ministries and voluntary organisations to celebrate life and legacy of Gandhi, who besides leading the freedom struggle also inspired..
IndiaTimes - Published

‘Howdy, Pelosi!’ says S Jaishankar, eye on Democrats

Quite apart from the Mahatma Gandhi-Martin Luther King symbolism that will pervade the event, Jaishankar’s appearance with Pelosi will be a way of balancing the politics which is perceived to have..
IndiaTimes - Published

Forget Ukraine, Biden’s Real Crime Is Whitewashing Dr. King’s Assassination

forget ukraine, biden’s real crime is whitewashing dr. king’s assassination
Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling. Recently, during a town-hall-style campaign meeting, former Vice President Joe Biden decided to take an unusual detour by asking two hypothetical..
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PM Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at United Nations, says 'he understood the power of democracy'

"Gandhi ji inspired the lives of those who never ever met him. Martin Luther King Junior and Nelson Mandela's policies and ideologies were based on Mahatma Gandhi's vision," PM Modi said.
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Naval Academy probing apparent noose found in school building

Discovery was made on 56th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech
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Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ Speech: His Son Reflects on How Far We Have Come

On the 58th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, his son discusses the “best of what America represents.”
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Biden asks crowd to imagine if Obama had been assassinated

Recalling Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., Biden asked an audience to contemplate Obama's assassination
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Trump calls bluff of critics in July 4th speech

trump calls bluff of critics in july 4th speech
(CNN)President Donald Trump was as good as his word Thursday: He saluted America. In one of the least polarizing speeches of his presidency, Trump paid tribute to America's armed forces at a July..
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Today in History for June 8th

Highlights of this day in history: Islam's Prophet Mohammed dies; James Earl Ray caught, wanted for killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born; The N.Y...
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Remembering Leah Chase, the queen of Creole cuisine

The city of New Orleans and the culinary world are remembering legendary chef Leah Chase. Her career spanned more than seven decades. She created a safe haven for civil rights activists, including Dr...
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