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The Navy Is Naming A Ship In Honor Of Civil Rights Activist John Lewis

Construction on USNS John Lewis will begin in 2018.

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Playwright Behind “The Mountaintop” Outraged A White Actor Was Cast To Play Dr. King

"The casting of a white King is committing yet another erasure of the black body."

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David Oyelowo Wants Black History Taught In UK Schools

Let David Oyelowo tell it, black history is more than just important, it's invaluable.

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Oprah Winfrey, Common And More Retrace The Steps Of Dr. King In Selma March

The timeliness and relevance of Ava DuVernay’s Selma took shape in Alabama yesterday (Jan. 18) as stars of the film retraced the steps of the…

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Review: Martin Luther King Jr. Isn’t The Man You Thought You Knew In Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’

With the unrest in Ferguson and racial tensions still tainting America, Ava DuVernay delivers an eerily timely piece of art with her latest motion picture…

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5 Powerful Lessons Learned From Martin Luther King Jr.

  On this national holiday, we commemorate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was an American…

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Harry Belafonte Suing Dr. Martin Luther King’s Family

Esteemed performer and social activist Harry Belafonte is in yet another squabble this year. Back in the summer, Belafonte's accusations that Jay-Z and Beyonce turning…

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Jamie Foxx To Play Martin Luther King Jr. In Upcoming Biopic?

Jamie Foxx may end up channeling the fallen orator of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech in the near future. Back in 2011, writer…

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Photos From the 50th Anniversary March on Washington

Thousands marched over the weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would go on to deliver…

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Massive Turnout for 50th Anniversary of MLK “I Have A Dream” Speech (PHOTOS)

In 1963, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. helped lead the civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Thousands walked through The Mall to…
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