Pastor and professor Howard Thurman wrote the groundbreaking book “Jesus and the Disinherited,” which had a profound influence on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s faith and activism. Read more about him and other Black Americans who changed history:
“I hope somebody buys this that will put it on display." An auction house is offering a piece of America's civil rights history: pages of an old jail record signed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while he was incarcerated in Alabama in 1963.
TODAY IN HISTORY: On this day in 1963, more than 200,000 people listened as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Nichelle Nichols almost left Star Trek after Season One. Why'd she stay? Because a fan of the show told Nichols she was the only Black actor on TV in a role worth having, and she was a role model to his children. That fan? Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today has been a very moving day. Earlier we were with Rev. Jesse Jackson. Tonight we are with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. We are seeing the arc of justice that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. talked about.
"This country has socialism for the rich, rugged individualism for the poor." - Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
"We cannot allow the nations of the world to embrace the words that come from our President as a reflection of the true spirit of America." Bernice King, daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., spoke at an #MLKDay honoring the civil rights leader.