Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here’s Why the FBI’s Tweet About MLK’s Assassination Was Problematic

by George Johnson

Tuesday marked the 49th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As thousands flocked to social media to pay homage to... Read More

Martin Luther King

The Shocked Reaction to Martin Luther King’s Assassination

by #teamEBONY

It was a moment of dismay for the entire country. A moment people felt insurmountable loss and bewilderment, and whose shock can still be felt today.... Read More


Clayborn Temple, a Crucial Civil Rights Site, Being Resurrected

by #TeamEBONY with AP

The historic Memphis church that served as a central point in the civil rights movement and in the resistance action that marked Rev. Martin... Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Brief: MLK Birmingham Letter Up for Auction, Brexit Begins

by #teamEBONY

Draft of Famous MLK Letter to Go Up for Auction A draft of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” is scheduled... Read More


Arkansas Passes Bill to Allow Singular Recognition of MLK Holiday

by #teamEBONY

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill Tuesday that ended that state’s practice of combining the birthday holidays of civil rights icon Martin Luther... Read More


[In My Lifetime] Rev. Jesse Jackson Remembers the First National Black Political Convention

by #teamEBONY

After the 1968 assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights movement had to decide which direction to take. Organizations like CORE and... Read More

Keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s Name Out of Your Mouth

Keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s Name Out of Your Mouth

by Michael Harriot

There must always be rules. Whether chasing a suspected criminal or watching the hero of a movie hunt down his sworn enemy, everyone knows... Read More

Bernice King, Martin Luther King III and Dexter Scott King

MLK’s Children Finally End Legal Fight Over Artifacts

by #TeamEBONY

Despite a lengthy legal battle that ensued for years between the surviving children of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, the... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Goldie Brangman on Saving Martin Luther King’s Life

[IN MY LIFETIME] Goldie Brangman on Saving Martin Luther King’s Life

by #teamEBONY

A lot of time was wasted while they argued on whether to take Dr. King down to Bellevue or to King’s County rather than... Read More

Why Selma Matters Today

What Selma Can Teach Us Today

by Slate

There’s no doubt that this is a vital moment. With protests across the country and endorsements from major figures in American society, “Black Lives... Read More