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Stories with person: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Kawhi Leonard waits for Spurs spotlight 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:24 pm
  • The tone in Kawhi Leonard's voice never changes.

  • Students object to Confederate flags on Va. campus 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:46 pm
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee.

  • US transportation secretary to visit Atlanta 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:05 am
  • ATLANTA - The Obama administration's transportation chief plans to visit Atlanta to tour two large-scale projects.

  • MLK estate hires new lawyers in ownership dispute 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:44 pm
  • ATLANTA - The estate of Martin Luther King Jr. has hired a new legal team after a judge disqualified its lawyers from participating in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

  • EXCHANGE: Prison inmates' art inspires instructor 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 10:35 am
  • URBANA, Illinois - Jacqueline Archey finds the artwork done by Champaign County jail inmates inspiring.

  • Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:12 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling.

  • Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:41 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

  • 'Long Mile Home' must-read story of Boston bombing 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:01 pm
  • "Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice" (Dutton), by Scott Helman and Jenna Russell

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:19 pm
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  • Rosa Parks archives remain unsold in warehouse 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 12:13 pm
  • NEW YORK - At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime's worth of Rosa Parks' belongings - among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom - sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold.

  • Clinton: New voter restrictions are a step back 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:57 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Former President Bill Clinton used the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act to criticize efforts in several states to restrict voting, saying they threaten to roll back half a century of progress.

  • Hall of Famer: Gay athletes face old questions 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:54 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell said Wednesday that gay athletes' current fight for equality and acceptance reminds him of some of the same struggles black athletes faced in the 1960s.

  • Missouri Rep. Rory Ellinger dies at age 72 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:50 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Rep. Rory Ellinger, whose legislation addressing nursing women was signed into law last week, died Wednesday following a battle with liver cancer, colleagues said. He was 72.

  • Correction: Little Known Civil Rights Icon story 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:04 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - In a story March 2 about the death of Walter Lee Fowlkes, The Associated Press, relying on a report from al.com that quoted family, friends and a former state lawmaker, reported erroneously that Fowlkes was the subject of a 1963 AP photo showing a civil rights marcher being attacked by a police dog. The marcher in the photo was Walter Gadsden, not Fowlkes.

  • Activist gets settlement in shooting of her son 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:04 am
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A woman who has been active in pushing for a federal probe of Albuquerque police shootings says she has received a $725,000 settlement from a Michigan city where her son died in a hail of police bullets.

  • Judge disqualifies MLK estate lawyer from case 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:18 pm
  • ATLANTA - A judge has ruled that a lawyer for the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. cannot participate in a dispute over the ownership of King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Memphis poverty belies King's dream for city 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 11:16 am
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Research shows that 70 percent of Americans born into poverty never make it to the middle class.

  • Nixon signs ailing lawmaker's breast-feeding bill 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:02 pm
  • UNIVERSITY CITY, Missouri - The state and local politicians, civic leaders, neighborhood block captains and Missouri governor came to honor an ailing state lawmaker. They left with a firm challenge from state Rep. Rory Ellinger to squabble less and cooperate more.

  • The King Center weighs in on SD honor song dispute 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:01 am
  • CHAMBERLAIN, South Dakota - An organization started by the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is supporting a yearslong effort to include a traditional Lakota honor song in the high school graduation ceremony in the southeastern South Dakota city of Chamberlain.

  • Soul singer Sam Moore records song to honor King 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:50 pm
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Veteran singer Sam Moore of the soul duo Sam & Dave is releasing a song in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. to coincide with the anniversary of the civil rights leader's death.

  • Missouri may excuse nursing women from juries 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:07 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An ailing Missouri lawmaker's bill that would prevent nursing mothers from being penalized for breast-feeding in public or being required to serve on juries gained final legislative approval Monday.

  • National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis reopening 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:30 pm
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee - One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black men, sitting in a line with knees near their chins, on the deck of a creaking slave ship headed across an ocean.

  • National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis reopening 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 12:02 pm
  • MEMPHIS, Tennessee - One of the first exhibits visitors see at the newly renovated National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis displays statues of shackled and branded black men, sitting in a line with knees near their chins, on the deck of a creaking slave ship headed across an ocean.

  • Study: Pa. gets "D" in civil rights teaching 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:06 am
  • BEAVER, Pennsylvania - Imagine Pennsylvania students not being taught about the Revolutionary War, the Great Depression or World War II.

  • Awards given to authors for championing diversity 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:43 pm
  • NEW YORK - Authors based everywhere from Israel to the Caribbean received Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards for work that champions diversity.