The nation paused Monday to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights icon who would have turned 83 this year had a bullet not cut short his life.
The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. leaves some questioning the sculpture. Athena Jones reports.
Of course a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. was going to be controversial.
Soak up history and the outdoors this weekend with a fee-free visit to a national park. All 397 national parks will waive admission fees Saturday through Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
It is one of the painful ironies of our time that in the same season Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory is finally honored with a memorial in our nation's capital, the state where he began to lead the civil rights movement is once more the center of an ugly conflict over racial injustice.
Enforcement of Alabama's anti-illegal immigration law has many Alabama residents wondering about the state's future.
Gov. Haley Barbour says he's surprised by the allegations made against Herman Cain and wants to see how it all plays out.
Not long ago, presidential candidate Herman Cain made headlines when he said blacks were brainwashed for not considering conservative ideas. On other occasions he declared that racism was no longer a problem and blamed the poor for being poor.
"Excuse me, sir. Are you Martin Luther King?"
While speaking to crowds at the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, President Obama talked about dedication to change.
The only living member of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge line heads to Washington for the MLK monument dedication.
The newest monument in Washington dedicated to the memory and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is attracting thousands of Americans and foreign tourists. It will finally get its official day in the sun on Sunday. That is when the federal government will formally dedicate the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall.
Martin Luther King Junior's daughter Bernice talks to CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about the King memorial in Washington.
I was in Atlanta when I first learned of a controversy over an inscription marking the new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington. The quote on one side of the granite "Stone of Hope" reads, "I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness."
Taxes, health care, jobs. These are issues that are center stage in U.S. elections. But a parliamentary candidate in Switzerland has a slightly different platform: PowerPoint.
The official dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, which was postponed because of Hurricane Irene last month, will be held on October 16, Harry Johnson Sr., head of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Foundation, said Saturday.
As winds, rains and fears calmed in the Washington, D.C., area Sunday, hundreds arrived at the newly opened Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Sunday afternoon to revel, share stories and celebrate.
It's only fitting that during the week we were to dedicate the memorial in Washington to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., an earthquake would hit the region and the entire East Coast would be bracing itself for a hurricane.
Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered Saturday as an irrepressible civil rights leader who many times triumphed over a "mountain of despair."
The dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington is postponed due to Hurricane Irene.
Sunday's dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington has been postponed because of Hurricane Irene's expected advance on the U.S. East Coast, an organizer said Thursday evening.
The morning sun that came up over Washington's Tidal Basin on Monday illuminated a new memorial opening to the public for the first time: a plaza and statue honoring the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Union workers are set to march Monday, linking their fight for their rights to the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
It's always interesting talking to American youth, especially African Americans, who are quick to suggest that the "old ways of doing things" like marches, rallies, protests and boycotts have no effect on changing public policy today.
Events around the United States honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as the nation marked the 25th anniversary of the holiday in honor of one of the country's most prominent civil rights leaders.
The First Lady joined President Obama and their kids for MLK Day school visit
The anniversary of Martin Luther King's birthday has become an annual occasion to stop and take stock of race relations in America, to assess the progress and status of African-Americans as a group. This is only natural, given the way King fought to achieve the basic civil rights for black people that we now, thankfully, can almost take for granted.
When people call the shootings in Tucson senseless, they are absolutely right. By all reports, the alleged Tucson shooter was seriously mentally ill and quite probably schizophrenic.
Civil rights leaders marking the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech Saturday scorned a nearby Glenn Beck-led rally, saying it came with no message and with a presumption that King's famous discourse can be used as a conservative platform.
Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at his "Reclaim the Dream" event on the 47th anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech.
Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck talks about faith at a rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's speech.
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck says his revival-style rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday was about restoring America's honor and returning the country to the values on which it was founded.
On the 47th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on Saturday, the first sight on the National Mall for thousands of marchers was a four-story art installation that displayed four images and quotations of Martin Luther King Jr..
In what resembled more a revival than a political rally, conservative talk show host Glenn Beck urged the large crowds at his "Restoring Honor" event Saturday to "turn back to God" and return America to the values on which it was founded.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux discusses Glenn Beck's efforts to "take back the civil rights movement" at a rally in Washington.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece is slated to speak Saturday at a controversial rally by radio talk show host Glenn Beck scheduled to take place in the same location as her uncle's "I Have a Dream" speech.
Beck under fire for holding a rally on the anniversary and site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.
The planned large rally by Fox News Channel and radio talk show host Glenn Beck on Saturday on the National Mall is causing controversy because of its location and timing.
In honor of Father's Day, let's take a look at some dads who gave famous people a giant gift: their names. You know Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Ken Griffey Sr., but here are some lesser-known seniors behind a slew of celebrity juniors.
All around the world this weekend, Christians are celebrating Easter. For them, this holiest of days announces that death does not have the final word and that eternal life awaits those who would just believe.
Walk into any sleek West Elm store, and the first thing you're likely to see is a giant red banner emblazoned with a white peace symbol. Peace is pretty. Browse Pottery Barn Teen, and you'll be dazzled by backlit peace signs and multicolored peace-sign bedding. Peace is cool.
After a season-ending loss to Callaway in the Georgia state playoffs, junior running back Ralph David Abernathy IV walked off the bus upon arrival at Westminster Academy, ready to meet his parents and get home. Head down and still feeling the sting of the loss, Abernathy was pulled aside by a sophomore teammate who put his arm around him and told him that this was now Abernathy's team.
Bernice King, the youngest child of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has been elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a spokeswoman for the group said Friday.
The legacy of the past is an unavoidable presence as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference considers who will be its next president.
The three surviving children of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. are moving forward after averting a public trial over the estates of their parents.
No offense to the nation's capital, but the landmarks of our heritage extend far beyond the District of Columbia.
Jury selection is set to start Monday in a trial pitting two children of Martin Luther King Jr. against their brother, whom they accuse of mishandling the late civil rights leader's estate.
A judge has ordered the children of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to meet in their capacity as the sole shareholders of the corporation that manages their iconic father's estate.
DreamWorks Studios will back out of plans to produce a movie about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. unless King's three surviving children settle their differences over the deal, the studio said Wednesday.
CNN Presents: Black in America: Eyewitness to Murder: The King Assassination airs Saturday, April 4 and Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CNN
Martin Luther King III retraces his father's travels to India to learn about Mahatma Gandhi. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
In 1959, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to India to further understand Mahatma Gandhi's tactics of passive resistance.
Barack Obama, who shot from obscurity to fame based on a single speech and then captured the White House in a campaign marked by soaring rhetoric, delivered a restrained, sober inaugural address Tuesday.
CNN's Campbell Brown discusses the challenges Obama will face as U.S. president and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Barack Obama didn't run to be the next Martin Luther King Jr., just the next president.
Barack Obama's inauguration marks a profound manifestation of the Rev. Martin Luther King's dream, civil rights leaders say, but the movement would be foolish to drop its guard now.
Vibe magazine editor-in-chief Danyel Smith talks about MLK day and the historical significance of the inauguration.
Director Antoine Fuqua, the force behind films such as "Training Day" and "Shooter," turned his focus to creating CNN's exclusive short film "From MLK to Today," which airs at 7 p.m. ET Monday.
Director Antoine Fuqua tells the story from the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to President-elect Barack Obama in CNN's short film, "From MLK to Today."
More than two-thirds of African-Americans believe Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision for race relations has been fulfilled, a CNN poll found -- a figure up sharply from a survey in early 2008.
President-elect Barack Obama speaks at a free concert celebrating his upcoming inauguration.
Today, one day before the inauguration of the first African-American president, the Martin Luther King Jr. observance hailing civil rights gains will be combined with jubilation over Barack Obama's historic achievement.
Borrowing was slightly less expensive Monday after Britain unveiled a new bank rescue plan aimed at increasing the availability of credit and boosting bank lending.
The 2009 presidential inauguration is looking to be historic and, frankly, headache-inducing for the throngs of people descending on the nation's capital to watch Barack Obama sworn in as the 44th president.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is January 19, 2009
FBI wiretaps have "given us the most powerful and persuasive source of all for seeing how utterly selfless Martin Luther King was," as a civil rights leader, according to a leading civil rights scholar.
Name that noun - Answer the following questions about people, places or things from this week's news. Fill in your answers in the space provided.
Students will examine Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Also, they will compose written responses to Dr. King in which they compare his historic vision of racial equality in the United States to the reality of present-day life.
Two of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are suing their brother, accusing him of wrongfully taking money from their parents' estates.
The first grandchild of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Sunday in Atlanta.
"Bishop Jakes has always been a strong supporter of my father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the King family. Bishop Jakes, along with many other ministries of his ilk, all continue to convey the dream and the message of my father in the services they provide to oppressed people around the world. Some may say that the ministers of today have different techniques, but the core of the message and the goal remain the same." -- Martin Luther King III
A white man. A black civil rights leader. Their friendship. Their work. CNN's Fredricka Whitfield sits down with Tom Houck.
When people think of the 1960s civil rights movement, they think of the leaders and lieutenants ... Martin Luther King Jr., Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson, Ralph Abernathy, Hosea Williams.
New York remembers Martin Luther King Jr. and weighs the Democratic presidential race. CNN's Richard Roth reports
Many Americans spent Monday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by recalling the civil rights icon's legacy nearly 40 years after his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.
Democratic presidential candidates speak in South Carolina as Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered.
At the annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service Monday in Atlanta, former President Bill Clinton spoke in broad terms about the presidential race, while a more pointed political message came from a prominent supporter of Sen. Barack Obama.
Oprah Winfrey is paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a special episode of her show airing Monday. In this video clip shot in conjunction with the special, Winfrey, 53, stands on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial – where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech – and talks about the impact he had on her life.
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For Mitt Romney, the devil is in the details.
Four decades after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the streets, avenues, boulevards and highways that bear his name remain crossroads of the nation's past and future.
Some African Americans have had a profound impact on American society, changing many people's views on race, history and politics. The following is a sampling of African Americans who have shaped society and the world with their spirit and their ideals.
Treasury prices pared early gains Wednesday after a key gauge of inflation at the wholesale level came in higher than expected.
CNN Student News asked viewers for their thoughts on this question: "Who embodies the vision and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today?" Here is a sampling of the responses we've received, some of which have been edited.
Almost 40 years after his death, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision continue to provide hope and inspiration to the world.
See: If you fancy some offbeat Atlanta history, head to Oakland Cemetery. Amongst the leafy oak trees, camellias and magnolias is buried all of Atlanta, from princes to paupers. Look out for ornate carved monuments of the great and the good, contrasted with the unmarked indigents' graves in Potter's Field.
Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., died Monday night in Baja California, Mexico, her sister told CNN.
As the nation remembers the Rev. Martin Luther King on the federal holiday in his honor, CNN.com asked readers how King's legacy had influenced their own lives. Here is a selection of those responses, received by e-mail:
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I like to look back at the end of the year and remember those we've lost, people who, for different reasons, touched and maybe changed our lives.
eiled a new $10 bill this fall, the focus on currency as art was refreshing. We seized the moment by asking some of the world's foremost creative minds to show us how they would design a better bill and to explain why they'd do it differently. As we recently changed the way MONEY looks with a redesign of our own (printed on paper, of course, not 75% cotton and 25% linen, like money), the timing seemed perfect. ...
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The light comes up slowly, and before you see a face, you hear a voice.
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