MLK Holiday 2014 Articles


BEN CHAVIS: MLK's True Legacy

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is more than a statue on the National Mall in D.C.

DANIELS: MLK — Militant of the 21st Century

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. hasn't been this alive since 1968.


What we see in almost all the remembrances and observances is an image and portrayal of King as the apostle of peace and not much more.

Volunteers Spruce Up Area Schools

More than 1,000 millennials recently answered the call to serve, taking part in large-scale renovation projects at three District schools during the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

MLK and Mandela: Two Men, Two Countries, One Goal

Although civil and human rights icons Nelson Mandela and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. never met, there are a number of parallels between these iconic men.

MLK: Books For Children, Teens & College Students

On Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history.

Area Youth Follow MLK's 'Blueprint'

Martin Luther King Jr. spoke six months before his assassination to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia, making it a point to remind young people of the importance of carefully planning for their future, noting ...

CURRY: The War on Poverty — and MLK

Despite the concentrated effort to neuter Martin Luther King Jr. by overemphasizing his 1964 "I Have a Dream Speech," his last days on earth were spent trying to uplift garbage workers in Memphis and planning a Poor Peoples Campaign that ...

LEON: As We Commemorate MLK, Remember, It's Up To Us!

As we commemorate the birth of Dr. King and honor the passing of Mr. Nelson Mandela in the shadow of mass incarceration, Stop and Frisk, driving while Black, or in the context of Trayvon Martin, walking while Black, disproportionately high ...

MLK: The Blueprint

Just months before Dr. King's assassination, he had the opportunity to sit with young people and field their questions about race, fear, and the future.

Annual MLK Peace Walk Honors Icon's Legacy

Hundreds of marchers participated in the annual peace walk to honor the work and the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on his federal holiday.

JESSE JACKSON: Celebrating MLK, A Drum Major for Justice

As I went from event to event Monday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, I was struck by both the tribute and the distortion.

Wizards Celebrate MLK's Legacy With Panel

The Washington Wizards celebrated Martin Luther King Day with an interactive panel discussion for 50 high school students prior to the Wizards' game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday.

Gray Encourages Residents to Honor MLK Legacy by Volunteering

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Serve DC, the mayor's office on volunteerism, are calling on residents to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy and mark the King holiday by volunteering in the District this ...

Gray Swears In MLK Commission

Although it’s cutting it really close to organize happenings and events for this year’s MLK holiday, over the next three years, the District’s Secretary of State and Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) expect a newly constituted commission to develop and ...