Martin Luther King Jr.

Cover of Lynda Blackmon Lowery's "Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom"

Black History Month: Author Recalls Growing Up In Hateful South

At age 15, Lynda Blackmon Lowery marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma, Alabama, to help change the South.

02/04/2015

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (credit: Amos Ben/GPO via Getty Images)

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Looks To Strengthen Ties With Latino Community During Bronx Visit

Looking to strengthen ties between Israel and the city’s Latino community, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. welcomed the President of Israel on Wednesday.

01/28/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio at Martin Luther King Day event. (Credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)

Events Across NYC Honor Life, Legacy Of Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 2,200 people gathered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Prospect Heights to remember the life, legacy and message of Dr. King.

01/19/2015

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‘500 Men Making A Difference’ Organize Marathon Volunteer Project In Honor Of MLK Day

As the nation gets ready to celebrate Martin Luther King Day on Monday, volunteers in Brooklyn honored Martin Luther King Jr., a few days early.

01/17/2015

President Lyndon Johnson shakes hands with the Rev. Martin Luther KIng Jr. on July 3, 1964, in Washington D.C., after the president signed the Civil Rights Act. (Credit: Getty Images)

Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Law Was A Victory For Women, Too

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/25/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Remembering March On Montgomery

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/16/2014

Rep. Charles Rangel (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Rep. Charles Rangel, 31 Others Arrested As Airport Workers Stage Sit-In

Thirty-two people, including U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, were arrested in the peaceful demonstration and charged with disorderly conduct.

01/20/2014

Food pantry (file/credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy By Helping Those In Need

Northern New Jersey Rotary Clubs packing 25,000 meals to help the hungry in the community.

01/20/2014

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Newly Discovered MLK Audio Recording From 1962 Made Public

To mark the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the New York State Museum has posted an online exhibit featuring a newly discovered audio recording of a 1962 speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/20/2014

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

John Cordice, NYC Surgeon Who Helped Save Martin Luther King Jr., Dead At 95

A New York City surgeon who was part of the medical team that saved the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from a nearly fatal stab wound in 1958 has died at the age of 95.

12/31/2013

March On Washington Anniversary

Mayoral Candidates Join Tens Of Thousands In March On National Mall

Tens of thousands of people — including three New York City mayoral candidates — participated Saturday in a march on the National Mall ahead of the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

08/24/2013

FBI photo of James Earl Ray. Ray assassinated Rev. Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. (photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

Looking Back On 45 Years Since MLK Assassination

The civil rights leader was shot to death at the age of 39 as he stood on a balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968. Shortly after the assassination, James Earl Ray was arrested and later pleaded guilty to killing King.

04/04/2013

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Addressing Controversy, Menendez Invokes Words Of MLK At Black History Month Event

Amid a handful of allegations that threaten to mar his reputation in the Senate, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., continues to maintain his innocence, decrying the accusations as right-wing attempts to “destroy” his career and invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in asserting his faith that justice will win out.

02/25/2013

Commander-In-Chief Ball

‘America’s Possibilities Are Limitless,’ Obama Says On Day Of Pageantry

President Barack Obama took a public oath of office on Monday after he was sworn in during a private ceremony on Sunday. The Constitution requires presidential terms to begin on Jan. 20.

01/21/2013

One Million Moms for Gun Control attend a rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge on January 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

One Million Moms Group March, Rally In NYC For Tougher Gun Control

One Million Moms for Gun Control marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Monday to call on Congress to take New York’s lead and enact tough gun-control legislation.

01/21/2013

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