Marchers Honor King and Call on Senate to Pass Voting Rights Legislation

The holiday came a day before the Senate returns to debate what is expected to be a doomed effort to pass the legislation. But advocates say they aren’t giving up.

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Sinema Says She Will Not Support Changing Filibuster

Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s comments came after the House approved a set of voting rights measures on a party-line vote of 220 to 203.

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House Passes Voting Rights Bill, Speeding a Senate Showdown

Democrats used an arcane maneuver to pass the legislation, denying Republicans in the Senate the ability to block it from being brought up, as they have done four times previously.

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I Can’t Brook the Idea of Banning ‘Negro’

That’s a distraction from real work in the real world.

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10 New Year’s Resolutions That Are Good for the Soul

There is hope in the idea that we can change, as individuals and as a society.

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Desmond Tutu Knew Justice Had to Include Forgiveness

Contemporary activists can benefit from Tutu’s ideas about restorative justice and strengthen their quest for fundamental fairness.

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King Family and Activists Plan Marches to Spur Action on Voting Rights

Prominent backers of stalled voting rights legislation plan a blitz emphasizing the urgent need to counter new state restrictions.

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Saving the Connecticut Farm That Helped Spark M.L.K.’s Dream

Summers spent working on a tobacco farm in the 1940s opened a teenage Martin Luther King Jr. to a world beyond the Jim Crow South.

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Timuel Black, Strategist and Organizer for Black Chicago, Dies at 102

He assembled attendees of the March on Washington, mentored a young Barack Obama and wielded the solidarity of the South Side as a tool for political power.

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Andrew Yang Isn’t Doing His Signature Policy Right

There are better ways to follow the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for a guaranteed income.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. on African-American Religion

Gates’s “The Black Church” recounts the foundational role of religion in the history of Black America.

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Three Women Who Helped Their Sons Become Civil Rights Icons

In “The Three Mothers,” Anna Malaika Tubbs considers the seismic impact of the women who raised Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and James Baldwin.

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Hank Aaron Interview: ‘I Recognized That I Had a Gift’

No matter what happened in America, his greatness still shone.

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Late Night Celebrates the Final 36 Hours of Trump in Charge

“Normally, after a president’s term, they show before and after photos to prove how much the job aged him. This time, they’re showing before and after photos of all of us,” Jimmy Fallon joked on Monday.

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New York Police Arrest Dozens as M.L.K. Day Marchers Gather Near City Hall

The confrontation came days after the state’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department for its handling of protests following the death of George Floyd.

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On King Holiday, New York’s Mayoral Hopefuls Vie for Attention

With the Rev. Al Sharpton playing host in Harlem, the crowded field of Democratic candidates tried to sell themselves and inspire a battered city.

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A Message From Martin Luther King Jr.’s Son

If he saw the issues of poverty and income inequality that exist today, he would be greatly disappointed.

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The Words of Martin Luther King Jr. Reverberate in a Tumultuous Time

Dr. King’s speeches have particular resonance today amid a year of sickness and death, Black Lives Matter protests and the storming of the Capitol.

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The Youthful Movement That Made Martin Luther King Jr.

In this moment made so dark by white nationalism and truth denial, Americans should look to the country’s legacy of young leaders with forward-thinking wisdom.

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Movies to Stream for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Seven recent films help commemorate King’s legacy in fighting for racial justice.

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Celebrating King the Activist (Not Just the Dreamer) in Art

A digital tribute to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. joins seven Brooklyn-based artists, and BAM.

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‘MLK/FBI’ Review: King, Hoover and the Tale of the Tape

Sam Pollard’s fascinating documentary chronicles the F.B.I. director’s obsession with the private life and political affiliations of the civil rights leader.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 9 Ways to Honor His Legacy

Marches and parades are on pause this year. But streamed events and exhibitions are still commemorating King’s achievements.

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How Martin Luther King Jr.’s Imprisonment Changed American Politics Forever

Stephen and Paul Kendrick’s “Nine Days” recounts a brief episode of the civil rights movement that had a surprisingly lasting impact.

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Before ‘I Have a Dream,’ Martin Luther King Almost Died. This Man Saved Him.

The untold story of the patrolman who took charge when the civil rights leader was stabbed in Harlem.

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What the Tumultuous Year 1968 Can Teach Us About Today

The dangerous animosities of the past never went away, and have now re-emerged with new force.

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Is ‘American Carnage’ Campaign Gold?

What is the political fallout of urban violence? And is the media just buying into it?

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‘They Stand on the Shoulders of Giants’: The Next Generation to March on Washington

Many protesters came to inspire their children and pass down a legacy of action against racial injustice.

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A Racial Justice March in Washington Hopes to Build on Its 1963 Inspiration

The Commitment March on Friday recalls the March on Washington and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. But backers plan more than a commemoration.

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Dorothy Parker’s Ashes Could Be Moved. Again.

The writer’s ashes may be disinterred when the N.A.A.C.P. moves its headquarters to Washington from Baltimore. But where should they go?

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C.T. Vivian, Martin Luther King’s Field General, Dies at 95

A disciplined advocate of nonviolence, he was on the front lines in the 1960s movement for racial justice.

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C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Leader, Is Dead at 95

A close associate of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he was a disciplined advocate of nonviolence in the battle for racial justice.

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A Teacher Held a Famous Racism Exercise in 1968. She’s Still at It.

The day after Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, Jane Elliott carried out the “Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes” exercise in her classroom. Now, people are returning to her work.

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Why Some Black Americans Are Arming Themselves

Some Black Americans never considered buying a gun. Until now.

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America’s Enduring Caste System

Our founding ideals promise liberty and equality for all. Our reality is an enduring racial hierarchy that has persisted for centuries.

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How 7 Civil Rights Activists View The George Floyd Protests

The tumult and passion of the past weeks have left the surviving veterans of the civil rights era with trepidation and hope.

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Activists Who Marched With Dr. King Offer Lessons for Those Marching for George Floyd

The tumult and passion of the past weeks have left the surviving veterans of the civil rights era with trepidation and hope.

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Why Protest Movements Are ‘Civil’ Only in Retrospect

Once history has endorsed a social movement, people tend to simplify it and downplay the opposition it faced. But while movements are happening, historians say, they are always messy.

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‘Outside Agitator’ Claim Dates to Civil Rights Era

Amid widespread protests over police brutality after the death of George Floyd, some federal and local officials have blamed outsiders for stoking violence. Similar claims were made during the civil rights movement.

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Allies, Don’t Fail Us Again

Many white people have been moved by the current movement, but how will they respond when true equality threatens their privilege?

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Art That Confronts and Challenges Racism: Start Here

Our writers suggest works that illuminate and tackle issues of police brutality, social injustice and racial inequity.

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In Memphis, Journalism Can Still Bring Justice

The nonprofit newsroom MLK50, founded by Wendi C. Thomas, aims to carry on the work that Martin Luther King Jr. started.

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The Cities We Need

America’s cities were once engines of growth and opportunity. In this crisis, how can we save them?

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Congress: Enact a Federal Job Guarantee

Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee.

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The Coronavirus Shows ‘Essential Workers’ Aren’t Fairly Treated

A living wage is only the first step to real economic dignity.

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