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50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

50 years after Civil Rights Act, struggle for equality lives on

July 2 (UPI) -- Fifty years after the United States banned discrimination with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the state of equality in America is hardly settled.
Charlene Pacenti
Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Congress honored the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Gabrielle Levy
UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 13, 2014
By United Press International
History Counts II

History Counts II

Harlan Ullman: A better understanding of history can at least mitigate exaggerating every crisis as the worst in our lifetimes.
Harlan Ullman
UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 27, 2014
By United Press International
Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

Harry Belafonte reaches deal with Martin Luther King Jr. estate

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Harry Belafonte gets to keep three documents given to him by Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King in agreement.
Danielle Haynes

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 6, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 4, 2014.
By United Press International
NY Knicks defeat Brooklyn Nets 110-81

NY Knicks defeat Brooklyn Nets 110-81

Another blowout in a game between the Knicks and Nets. This time, New York had its way with its inter-borough rival.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 24, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 21, 2014.
By United Press International
MLK's Bible, Nobel Peace Prize now in safe-keeping

MLK's Bible, Nobel Peace Prize now in safe-keeping

ATLANTA, March 11 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize are now under lock and key with an Atlanta judge holding the key.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 10, 2014.
By United Press International
'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Report: NFL considers moving 2015 Super Bowl from Phoenix

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- NFL officials are looking into moving the 2015 Super Bowl from Arizona if a law takes effect allowing discrimination against gays, Sports Illustrated reported.
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Marc Morial, president and CEO, National Urban League, speaks as Harry Johnson, president and CEO of the King memorial foundation, stands by as they discuss dedication plans for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, set for Sunday, August 28, during a news conference in Washington, DC, on August 25, 2011. Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the East Coast but organizers plan to push ahead with the event.. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. King is often presented as a heroic leader in the history of modern American liberalism.

A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.

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