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Dr. Martin Luther King

The Long Island Children's Museum's Stacey Lee conducts a workshop on Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20, 2014, in Garden City, N.Y. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

NYC Honors MLK Day Through Service Projects, Commemorations

King was born Jan. 15, 1929, and the federal holiday is the third Monday in January.

01/20/2014

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC during the "March on Washington". (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Nation Marks 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech

Organizers said sites in nearly every state rang their bells at 3 p.m. their time Wednesday or at 3 p.m. EDT, the hour when King delivered his speech in Washington.

08/28/2013

NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attends the 25th annual Brooklyn tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on January 17, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

NY Civic Leaders Gather To Mark MLK Day

The civil rights battles fought by Martin Luther King Jr. are different from today’s problems, and the country must work together to end poverty and gun violence, state leaders said Monday.

01/17/2011