MLK

Remembering MLK

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his message is still the driving force in conversations about racism in our nation.

His life and legacy remains a testament to our long lasting pursuit of justice. April 4th, 1968, fifty years ago today, shots were fired outside the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, killing civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. He was just 39. King campaigned for blacks and the underprivileged. He achieved victories on voting rights and desegregation across a…

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Today the nation honors the late Martin Luther King, Junior. President Obama is encouraging Americans to observe the federal holiday by taking part in a service project. Government offices and the US stock market are closed today. King’s actual birthday is January 15th, but the holiday falls on the 3rd Monday in January. The civil rights icon was killed in 1968….