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
The Board of Trustees of The King Center has appointed Bernice A. King as the new chief executive officer
Scholars as far away as China or Kenya soon will have instant access to an insider's view of the U.S. civil rights movement as seen by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. All they need is the Internet.
by Martin Luther King III.
I am humbled, gratified and overjoyed at the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in commemoration of my father’s leadership. It of course means a lot to our family. But more important, it is a great step forward for America.