“In light of the recent tragedy of the slaying death of young Trayvon Martin, it is evident that America and indeed the world need principles of nonviolent conflict reconciliation more than ever”
Thursday, March 8th, 2012. The King Center held a reception on the grounds to thank the many volunteers for their hard work on the 2012 King Holiday Week Events.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Wednesday at a ceremony kicking off construction of the 2.6-mile Atlanta Streetcar.
Links to the video coverage of the Commemorative Service
Walking under banners declaring “Love is the final word” and “Dream today” on East Side streets, more than 100,000 people paid tribute Monday to Martin Luther King Jr. in one of the country's largest MLK Day marches.
By Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY
There is the handwritten draft, complete with cross-outs, of Martin Luther King's acceptance speech for the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize. There are the notes about the ending of King's iconic I Have a Dreamspeech. And there are the charming letters he received from children.
The documents are presented in a collage, and are easily searchable. Among the assortment of hand-written missives, photos and typed letters is an undated note sent as a telegram to singer Sammy Davis Jr.
Thousands of never-before-seen documents will be accessible online at www.thekingcenter.org/archive