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UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:27 p.m.
Overflow crowd celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. at annual Spokane march
More than 3,000 people made the trek Monday morning to the Spokane Convention Center for the annual rally and march celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:44 p.m.
King’s words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death
Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy
The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled in Atlanta
A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been installed on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Historical marker dedicated to MLK at Memphis airport
A yearlong series of events taking place ahead of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, kicked off Monday with the unveiling of a historical …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Arkansas’ governor signed legislation Tuesday ending the state’s practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., leaving …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Writers resist hate, celebrate MLK Jr. in Moscow
Community members gathered at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre in Moscow on Sunday night to read and listen to writing and music as part of a local hosting of the …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Trump to meet with Martin Luther King III on Monday to discuss voting rights
President-elect Donald Trump, who spent the weekend engaged in a war of words with civil rights activist and Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, will meet Monday with Martin Luther King III …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Trump starts Martin Luther King weekend by attacking civil rights leader John Lewis
WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump Saturday criticized as “all talk … no action” Rep. John Lewis, who was repeatedly beaten and nearly lost his life in the long struggle for …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Hundreds honor King at annual Spokane march
Nearly a thousand people filled the Spokane Convention Center Monday morning for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march downtown. The marching distance was shorter than other years, but …
Mon., Jan. 17, 2011, 7:22 p.m.
Community unites to honor MLK
When Alexis Richmond’s 8-year-old daughter came home from school one day she said, “Mom, I want to be white so I can be pretty.” “Honestly, it crushed me,” Richmond said. …