A statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a park in Southern California was vandalized with racist images. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia called the graffiti "horrific."
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Local organizations are finding creative new ways to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in the pandemic age.
Elliott created the blue-eyes/brown-eyes classroom exercise in 1968 to teach students about racism. Today, she says, it's still playing out as the U.S. reckons with racial injustice.
Atlanta was the cradle of the civil rights movement in the '60s. As protests return to the city — this time in response to the death of George Floyd — what lessons can be taken from the past?
As a teenager growing up in Alabama, Lewis wrote a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. during a budding civil rights movement. In a letter back, King invited the 18-year-old to join the cause.
In a long public career, Wofford played a key role in JFK's election, marched alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and led AmeriCorps.
"Being on the right side of history isn't always popular. And it isn't always easy," said the former president.
NPR's Morning Edition is traveling to Memphis, Tenn., to report on the years since MLK's death. We want to hear from Memphis families to learn how things have changed — or not changed.
Past presidents have honored the civil rights leader's birthday by helping out at libraries or homeless shelters but Preisdent Trump chose to spend the day at his Florida resort.
King is the first African-American to be memorialized on the state Capitol grounds, where monuments to Confederate generals and segregationists stand.