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  • Reading of MLKs 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail
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    Reading of MLK's 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) led a group of Democratic and Republican senators in a commemorative reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Martin Luther King…

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  • Martin Luther King Jr I Have a Dream Speech
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    Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech

    Journalist Jamie Stiehm and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 90th birthday by discussing King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and the August…

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  • Former Vice President Biden and Michael Bloomberg Address National Action Network
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    National Action Network Annual MLK Breakfast

    Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network hosted its annual breakfast on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Notable speakers included former Vice President Joe Biden, Martin Luther King…

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    The Speech

    Gary Younge talked about his book, The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream, in which he examines Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream Speech,” delivered during…

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  • President and Vice President Visit MLK Memorial
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    President and Vice President Visit to MLK Memorial

    President Trump and Vice President Pence visited the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in Washington, DC to honor the civil rights activist on the federal holiday marking King’s birthday.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination 50th Anniversary Commemoration

    An outdoor service from Memphis commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. The ceremony at the National Civil Rights Museum’s plaza in front of the…

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    The Promise and the Dream

    David Margolick was interviewed at the National Press Club’s Book Fair. He talked about his book, The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. And Robert F.…

    316 views
  • Martin Luther King Jrs Mountaintop Speech 50th Anniversary
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    Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Mountaintop" Speech 50th Anniversary

    A ceremony commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.'s “Mountaintop” speech at the Mason Temple in Memphis the night before his assassination. In the speech, he reaffirmed his dedication to nonviolent…

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  • Last Days of Martin Luther King Jr
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    Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Museum historian Ryan Jones of National Civil Rights Museum talked about his final days…

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  • emTo the Promised Landem
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    To the Promised Land

    University of Washington history and humanities professor Michael Honey recounted Martin Luther King, Jr.'s fight for economic equality.

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  • After Words with James Swanson
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    After Words with James Swanson

    James Swanson retraced events leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. He is interviewed by Jesse Holland, author and race and ethnicity writer for the Associated Press.

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  • Taylor Branch Reflects on Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
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    Taylor Branch on the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Pulitzer Prize author and historian Taylor Branch spoke about the life and legacy of the civil rights leader at an…

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    Redemption

    Journalist Joseph Rosenbloom recounted the last 31 hours of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., which included his “Mountaintop Speech,” to a gathering of striking sanitation workers on…

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  • emThe Heavens Might Crackem
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    The Heavens Might Crack

    University of New Hampshire history professor Jason Sokol recalled the nation’s reaction to the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. The author reported that at the time of…

    468 views
  • Rep John Lewis Gives Weekly Democratic Address
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    Weekly Democratic Address

    In the weekly Democratic address Representative John Lewis (GA) talked about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr and Social Activism
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    Martin Luther King Jr. and Social Activism

    On the 50th anniversary commemorating the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., past and present civil rights leaders that included Representative John Lewis (D-GA), Marian Wright…

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  • Washington Journal Sophia Nelson Discusses the 50th Anniversary of MLKs Assassination
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    Sophia Nelson on the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination

    Author and commentator Sophia Nelson talked about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination and other news of the day.

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  • Viewers Comment on 50th Anniversary of MLK Assassination
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    Open Phones on MLK Assassination 50th Anniversary

    Telephone lines and social media were open for viewer comments on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Martin Luther King Jr Funeral Coverage 1968
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    Martin Luther King Jr. Funeral Services

    CBS News coverage from April 9, 1968, of the funeral services for Martin Luther King Jr. at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Rev. Ralph Abernathy, one of King’s closest friends,…

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    Martin Luther King - Assassination and Aftermath

    This CBS News Special Report was broadcast on April 5, 1968, one day after the Martin Luther King Jr. assassination in Memphis. It includes reports of widespread burning and looting in…

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