Martin Luther King had complicated legacy on gun violence

(AP) – Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by guns, even though he didn’t like them. At times, armed foot soldiers protected the Baptist preacher and his family. As he led protests across the rural South, King often stood in proximity of guns — wielded by local police, state troopers or hostile people in the […]

Emory University Released Historical Archive of SCLC Records

ATLANTA — The year 2013 marks the 50th year of the March on Washington where the great humanitarian inspired a nation with his legendary speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top,” in August 1963. Emory University Libraries in partnership with the Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute at Stanford, Morehouse College and Woodruff Library […]

Several Events Commemorate Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King

SACRAMENTO – Sacramento is set to celebrate the life and legacy of late civil rights icon Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. with a number of local events. The national holiday observing Dr. King’s life is Monday, January 16. Here are some of the local events scheduled commemorating Dr. King’s birthday: • On Wednesday, January 11, […]