Martin Luther King Jr.

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Woman Who Helped MLK Change The Nation Talks About Famous Letter

He changed the nation and she helped make it happen. A woman who worked along side Dr. Martin Luther King Junior watched her story hit the stage Monday night in Dallas.

CBSDFW.COM–01/19/2015

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Restaurant Owner Recalls Equal Rights Movement & Change In Dallas

A half-century ago Martin Luther King Junior changed the world, but on this day there is also another ceremonious American milestone – the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Voting Rights Act.

CBSDFW.COM–01/19/2015

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Last United States ‘Freedom Train’ Makes Its Final Trip

The last of the nation’s “Freedom Train” rides paying tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. made its final trip in California on Monday after more than 30 years of operation.

01/19/2015

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Sanitation Workers Before & After MLK’s Last Speech

Most people are familiar with Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, but many don’t know the speech he delivered the night before his assassination was delivered to striking sanitation workers.

CBS 11–01/19/2015

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First Dallas MLK Parade Without Founder

Missing from the 29th annual Elite News MLK Parade in Dallas will be its founder. Bill Blair Jr. died in April at the age of 92.

01/19/2015

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Dr. King’s Dream Lives On Through MLK Oratory Competition

Etana King, a 5th grade student at DISD’s John Neely Bryan Elementary, today was crowned the winner of the 23rd annual Gardere MLK Oratory contest.

01/16/2015

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North Texans Remember Dr. Martin Luther King

Across the country today, people paused to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior.

CBS 11–01/20/2014

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Dallas Student Wins MLK Speech Competition

Some pint-sized dreamers put a modern spin on MLK’s “I have a dream” speech in a contest held on Friday. Meet the fourth-grader who took home the top prize.

01/20/2014

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. King said the march was 'the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States.' Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. AFP PHOTO (credit: /AFP/Getty Images)

MLK Day Of Service

Check out some of the events across North Texas on Monday meant to honor the life and legacy of MLK.

01/20/2014

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. King said the march was 'the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States.' Martin Luther King was assassinated on 04 April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray confessed to shooting King and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. King's killing sent shock waves through American society at the time, and is still regarded as a landmark event in recent US history. AFP PHOTO (credit: /AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas Holds 32nd Annual MLK Jr. Parade

The city of Dallas held it’s 32nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade and march Saturday morning.

01/18/2014

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MLK Day Events

We celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events and festivities around DFW.

01/16/2014

U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng Jr. waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Texas-Based Company Auctioning Martin Luther King Jr. Items

Some civil rights movement history was going up for auction Thursday in New York City. Papers from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. were being sold by Maude Ballou, 88, who worked as King’s secretary from 1955 to 1960.

10/17/2013

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