Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

Why Martin Luther King’s Dream Is Still Unfulfilled

By Annie-Rose Strasser Rather than simply celebrating the accomplishments of his life on Martin Luther King, Jr. day, this year ThinkProgress wants to take a look back at the unfinished parts of King’s legacy. While the civil rights leader changed … Continue reading

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Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

In January 1965, Playboy published Alex Haley’s interview with the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., shortly after King received the Nobel Peace Prize. In those days, the magazine still wasn’t identifying the interviewer by name, so Haley reported anonymously: “So … Continue reading

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1963 March on Washington

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Congratulations Black America We’ve Made The KKK Very Proud!!!

By Garvey Ashhurst In early 2011, the Ku Klux Klan released a letter applauding young black males for their efforts, and thanking them for their contribution to African American communities. Here’s the letter: “The KU KLUX KLAN would like to take this … Continue reading

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Commentary: Congress Honors Four Little Black Girls and American Resolve

By Jonathan P. Hicks It has been nearly 50 years since four young Black girls were killed in a bombing in a Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama at the height of the civil rights movement. And to commemorate that horrific … Continue reading

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BET Awards ’11

Last night’s BET Awards was one of the best in a long time. That’s not saying a whole lot. There was an energy present that was missing from some of the earlier shows. Kevin Hart was an above average host. The kids … Continue reading

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