WASHINGTON (AP) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter recently walked up to the pulpit of the Atlanta church where her father preached and, in a painful public display, dissociated herself from her brothers. She accused them of plotting to sell their father’s personal Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize — items she declared “sacred” and […]
A Mississippi television anchorman can keep documents and other materials tied to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., that the civil rights leader’s estate sued to obtain, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday, March 8.
King’s estate sued WLBT-TV’s Howard Ballou in September 2011 in U.S. District Court in Jackson. The estate wanted possession of documents, photographs and other items that Ballou’s mother got while working for King.
Just in time for Black History Month, a stamp honoring the mother of civil rights, Rosa Parks, will be unveiled on what would have been her 100th birthday – Feb. 4 in Detroit.
Parks’ refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a bus during the days of segregation in Montgomery, Alabama, spurred a city-wide boycott that lasted about 381 days. Parks stand also introduced a young newcomer, Martin Luther King, Jr., to the fight for civil rights.
By Monica Land PHILADELPHIA, Ms. – Award-winning producer Joan Sadoff, of “Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders” is the first to admit that she didn’t march during the civil rights movement. She didn’t know Martin Luther King or Rosa Parks and she never worked with Medgar Evers or Fannie Lou Hamer. But what she has is […]