Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination

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Baltimore Sun
Neighborhoods welcome $13 million investment in East North Avenue 'streetscape'A project pouring nearly $13 million into a three-quarter-mile stretch of North
Neighborhoods welcome $13 million investment in East North Avenue 'streetscape'
Baltimore Sun / Posted yesterday
A project pouring nearly $13 million into a three-quarter-mile stretch of North Avenue is scheduled to start Monday, an effort a decade in the making that local politicians trumpeted Saturday as a means to lure investment to the downtrodden... Read more
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Cincinnati CityBeat
That Which Divides Usin 1990 that the unrest was precipitated by “constant police harassment” and “a
That Which Divides Us
Cincinnati CityBeat / Posted 4 days ago
in 1990 that the unrest was precipitated by “constant police harassment” and “a lack of jobs.” The next year, following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., unrest erupted in Avondale again. “I was there when the riots started,”... Read more
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Western Advocate
What Happened, Miss Simone? A thrilling look at life and legacy of musical activistAn electric documentary opens up the world of singer-musician Nina Simone and s
What Happened, Miss Simone? A thrilling look at life and legacy of musical activist
Western Advocate / Posted 6 days ago
An electric documentary opens up the world of singer-musician Nina Simone and spotlights her powerful voice in the civil rights struggle. Part-way through What Happened, Miss Simone? an often electric, bracingly urgent documentary on the... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Urbana man recalls Guardsman days during Ohio Penitentiary riotsignaled that something serious was up. A briefing mentioned the prison riot —
Urbana man recalls Guardsman days during Ohio Penitentiary riot
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 9 days ago
signaled that something serious was up. A briefing mentioned the prison riot — the penitentiary’s second since the April assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — and that nine guards had been taken hostage. They also were told authorities... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Featured SlideshowsSLIDESHOW: NASA Images of the DaySLIDESHOW: NASA Images of the Day KSLA staff
Featured Slideshows
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 10 days ago
SLIDESHOW: NASA Images of the DaySLIDESHOW: NASA Images of the Day KSLA staff members are taking a look back at their school days with the start of the 2015-2016 school year. More >> KSLA staff members are taking a look back at their school days... Read more
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The Chronicle
Freshmen told to embrace change at Convocationauthority was relevant during his youth, when he experienced events such as the
Freshmen told to embrace change at Convocation
The Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
authority was relevant during his youth, when he experienced events such as the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal and the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. “Question authority seems like it might be as good a mantra for your generation as... Read more
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Washington Post
Louis Stokes, first black U.S. congressman from Ohio, dies at 90Mr. Stokes, shown here in January, served in Congress for 30 years. (Tony Dejak
Louis Stokes, first black U.S. congressman from Ohio, dies at 90
Washington Post / Posted 11 days ago
Mr. Stokes, shown here in January, served in Congress for 30 years. (Tony Dejak/AP) Former U.S. representative Louis Stokes, an Ohio Democrat who became his state’s first black congressman and served 30 years representing a portion of Cleveland,... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Julian Bond Built Coalitions, Practiced Solidarity, and Showed Us the FutureAt the 1968 Democratic National Convention, after suffering too many setbacks i
Julian Bond Built Coalitions, Practiced Solidarity, and Showed Us the Future
Op-Ed News / Posted 12 days ago
At the 1968 Democratic National Convention, after suffering too many setbacks in their drive to bring the ideals of the civil-rights and anti-war movements into their party, the most determined delegates decided to make one last stand for a new... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
How Watts changed journalismFifty years have passed since the Watts riots, a disaster that brought death, d
How Watts changed journalism
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 12 days ago
Fifty years have passed since the Watts riots, a disaster that brought death, destruction and an unexpected, although long overdue, boost to the value of racial diversity in newsrooms. Six days of looting, shootings and arson resulted in 34 deaths,... Read more
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Black Press USA
Julian Bond: A Dedicated Life of Service By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Horace Julian Bond was born Jan. 14, 1940
Julian Bond: A Dedicated Life of Service
Black Press USA / Posted 13 days ago
By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist Horace Julian Bond was born Jan. 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tenn. into a family of privilege. His father, Horace Mann Bond, was a noted educator who served as president of Fort... Read more
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Washington Post
Julian Bond, charismatic civil rights figure, dies at 75Julian Bond and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. casting their ballots to fill Bond's
Julian Bond, charismatic civil rights figure, dies at 75
Washington Post / Posted 14 days ago
Julian Bond and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. casting their ballots to fill Bond's vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Atlanta on Feb. 23, 1966. (AP) Julian Bond, a charismatic civil rights leader who was nationally renowned in his 20s,... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
'We're winning': Jesse Jackson on Martin Luther King, Obama and #blacklivesmatter“There is a false narrative that the movement stopped and then started again,”
'We're winning': Jesse Jackson on Martin Luther King, Obama and #blacklivesmatter
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 14 days ago
“There is a false narrative that the movement stopped and then started again,” says the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr, when I ask whether he feels in or out of step with the Black Lives Matter movement. “We never stopped,” the 73-year-old civil rights... Read more
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Washington Post
Julian Bond, charismatic civil rights figure and NAACP leader, dies at 75Julian Bond and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. casting their ballots to fill Bond's
Julian Bond, charismatic civil rights figure and NAACP leader, dies at 75
Washington Post / Posted 14 days ago
Julian Bond and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. casting their ballots to fill Bond's vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in Atlanta on Feb. 23, 1966. (AP) Julian Bond, a charismatic civil rights leader who was nationally renowned in his 20s,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Ralph David Abernathy Sr. would be proud of RDA IVKNOXVILLE — The pictures hang in Juanita Abernathy's Atlanta home, stark and tr
Ralph David Abernathy Sr. would be proud of RDA IV
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 15 days ago
KNOXVILLE — The pictures hang in Juanita Abernathy's Atlanta home, stark and troubling reminders of the rocky road her late husband, the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy Sr., traveled to seek racial equality and justice for all. "They're pictures of when... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
How Watts changed journalismFifty years have passed since the Watts riots, a disaster that brought death, d
How Watts changed journalism
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
Fifty years have passed since the Watts riots, a disaster that brought death, destruction and an unexpected, although long overdue, boost to the value of racial diversity in newsrooms. Six days of looting, shootings and arson in the Los Angeles... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Neighborhood Still Battles Effects of Gangsof a generation after an era of black activism that saw the emergence of the Bl
Neighborhood Still Battles Effects of Gangs
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 19 days ago
of a generation after an era of black activism that saw the emergence of the Black Panthers — and outrage after the assassination of leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. were all ingredients for a time bomb that’s now been going off for more... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
Harrington Arts Academy honors Vietnam vetsThe Vietnam War, women's liberation, civil right, flower children, Martin Luthe
Harrington Arts Academy honors Vietnam vets
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 19 days ago
The Vietnam War, women's liberation, civil right, flower children, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Kennedy Assassination. All these things helped form the 1960s in the United States, and Steven Harrington used these historical markers to write a... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
An Unquiet Death: The last days of Jerome LacknerJerome Lackner lashed out at his caregivers, punching and throwing objects. He
An Unquiet Death: The last days of Jerome Lackner
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 20 days ago
Jerome Lackner lashed out at his caregivers, punching and throwing objects. He was 83, agitated and depressed. But he resisted the flow of morphine intended to ease his passage into death. “I do not have any pain, go away, get out of here,” he... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
Fifty years after ‘Burn, Baby! Burn!’ | Los AngelesA protester holds a sign that reads Black Lives Matter as she joins hundreds of
Fifty years after ‘Burn, Baby! Burn!’ | Los Angeles
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 21 days ago
A protester holds a sign that reads Black Lives Matter as she joins hundreds of demonstrators in South L.A.’s Leimert Park on Aug. 14, 2014, to protest the police shooting of a young Black man in Ferguson, Mo. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA I walked to... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Missy Cruchfield To Participate In Gandhi Legacy Tour In Indiaconservation techniques. Other sites of interest: Mahatma Gandhi's home in Mu
Missy Cruchfield To Participate In Gandhi Legacy Tour In India
The Chattanoogan / Posted 24 days ago
conservation techniques. Other sites of interest: Mahatma Gandhi's home in Mumbai where American Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent time during his visit to India to contemplate Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence and how it... Read more
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Slate
Are We In the Midst of a New Civil Rights Era? Historians Weigh In.attention for what previously might have been overlooked stories of police brut
Are We In the Midst of a New Civil Rights Era? Historians Weigh In.
Slate / Posted 24 days ago
attention for what previously might have been overlooked stories of police brutality. Parallels like these are striking, but how much do they help us understand the roots and direction of today’s activism? I contacted a group of historians... Read more
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Independent Publisher
It Couldn't Have Been the PayIndie Groundbreaking Book New Memoir Begs the Question of What Makes a Great Te
It Couldn't Have Been the Pay
Independent Publisher / Posted 24 days ago
Indie Groundbreaking Book New Memoir Begs the Question of What Makes a Great Teacher What makes a good teacher? What makes a great one? Is a great teacher someone whose pupils score well on tests and get into the best... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Days of Revolt: The Black Prophetic TraditionHOST, DAYS OF REVOLT: Hi. I’m Chris Hedges. Welcome to Days of Revolt. The song
Days of Revolt: The Black Prophetic Tradition
Naked Capitalism / Posted 25 days ago
HOST, DAYS OF REVOLT: Hi. I’m Chris Hedges. Welcome to Days of Revolt. The song you’ve been listening to is by Willie King, Willie King and the Liberators, “Terrorized”, written after the events of 9/11 in response to the outcry, mostly by... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Last one standing in North LawndaleAnita Heath walked home Thursday on West 16th Street, across from the only buil
Last one standing in North Lawndale
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
Anita Heath walked home Thursday on West 16th Street, across from the only building standing. Red, white and blue balloons tied to a Coca-Cola crate marked a memorial for a 50-year-old store employee named Edgar. Co-workers said he was on a smoke... Read more
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Salon.com
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ brilliant inspiration: Remembering James Baldwin’s influence on his 91st birthday“What might be accepted as just good old American independence in someone else
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ brilliant inspiration: Remembering James Baldwin’s influence on his 91st birthday
Salon.com / Posted 28 days ago
“What might be accepted as just good old American independence in someone else would be insufferable arrogance in me.” — James Baldwin, “Previous Condition” (1948) “Your self and your people are indistinguishable from one another, really, in spite... Read more
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Business Insider
The AP just put one million minutes of historical footage on YouTube — here are 17 of the best clipsThe Associated Press and partner British Movietone have made 120 years of histo
The AP just put one million minutes of historical footage on YouTube — here are 17 of the best clips
Business Insider / Posted 29 days ago
The Associated Press and partner British Movietone have made 120 years of historical news footage available online for the first time ever by uploading 550,000 YouTube videos. On the AP's new Youtube Channel and the British Movietone Channel, people... Read more

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