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Stories with person: Martin Luther King Jr.
  • new storyClinton to speak in Montgomery for Bus Boycott anniversary 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 8:09 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Hillary Clinton will headline an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

  • Sanders: 'Democratic socialism' means security, freedom story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-19-15 4:20 pm

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Thursday that economic security is essential to Americans achieving true freedom, a central tenant in his political philosophy of "democratic socialism."

  • Calls mount to remove metal detectors from NYC schools story has photos
    Updated: Nov-18-15 2:42 pm

    NEW YORK - A student has not been shot in a New York City school over the past 13 years, an era when school shootings across the United States have become sadly commonplace. But there is a growing cry to rid the city's schools of metal detectors, the very tool some observers credit with keeping them safe.

  • Nashville program teaches law enforcement about civil rights 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 9:45 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - On the same downtown block where Nashville police officers carried a young John Lewis by his hands and feet to a paddy wagon for daring to take a seat at a whites-only lunch counter decades ago, today's fresh-faced police recruits are learning lessons about the fraught history between law enforcement and black Americans.

  • 2 from Washington state to receive Medal of Freedom 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 7:37 pm

    SEATTLE - The White House announced Monday that an Indian treaty rights activist and Environmental Protection Agency leader from Washington state will be among those receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's top civilian award.

  • New director appointed at Jimmy Carter Presidential Library 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 11:18 am

    ATLANTA - Meredith Evans has been named the new director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

  • Alabama veteran recalls 'Soundtrack of the Vietnam War' 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 1:01 pm

    HUNSTVILLE, Alabama - The band's manager was a stripper from Saigon who went by the stage-name of Geri Vay. Dave Gallaher was an Air Force intelligence specialist from Atlanta serving in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, and during his off-duty hours he played guitar in this stripper-managed band, named The Rotations because its lineup ebbed and flowed due to the servicemen in the group "rotating back home." The group played the soul and R&B hits from artists of the day. King Curtis. Junior Walker. The Temptations. "The band was originally to do a little bit of music before she did her strip show," Gallaher, now 69, recalls. "And it got to where the band was as big a demand as her show was so she figured she would get another band or two going that way and that's what she did."

  • Memphis' travel essentials include history, music and beer 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 9:02 am

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - This city loves its music. It protects its history. And it's really starting to like its beer.

  • Historic Hinchliffe Stadium to get $300K restoration grant 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 12:26 pm

    A dilapidated northern New Jersey stadium that once played host to legendary Negro Leagues baseball players and was recently named a national historic landmark is getting a boost for its restoration efforts.

  • Jimmy Carter says he feels fine, keeps busy despite cancer story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-02-15 11:04 pm

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Jimmy Carter resumed his role as Habitat for Humanity's most prominent booster on Monday, donning a white hard hat and a worn leather belt stocked with his own tools to hammer and saw with other volunteers building a home in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • US marshal in New York says security is top priority story has photos
    Updated: Nov-02-15 8:04 pm

    NEW YORK - Long before Michael Greco became the U.S. marshal in the judicial district that includes Manhattan, he dreamed of becoming a police officer, a cowboy, an astronaut and the pope. Decades later, his wish list dwindled.

  • Widow of sculptor tapped for MLK statue gets settlement 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 4:25 pm

    ATLANTA - A lawyer for the widow of the sculptor chosen to create a Martin Luther King Jr. statue for the Georgia Capitol grounds says his client has received a $2.35 million settlement in the artist's July death.

  • 20 years later, little left of Yitzhak Rabin's peace legacy 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 9:33 am

    TEL AVIV, Israel - Twenty years after Yitzhak Rabin was gunned down by a Jewish extremist opposed to his negotiations with the Palestinians, Israel is more divided than ever over Mideast peacemaking - and the people who opposed the assassinated premier with vitriol, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, now have a firm grip on power.