The family of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., walk in the funeral procession in Atlanta, April 9, 1968.
(Charles Tasnadi/AP)
August 11, 2013

What Happened To The Children Of Civil Rights Martyrs?

Most Americans think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a brilliant young minister who was one of the architects of the civil rights movement, and who was martyred for it in 1968, when he was assassinated. But to the revered leader's eldest son, Martin Luther King III — "Marty" to his family and friends — the famous Dr. King was just "Daddy." And like millions of other daddies across the country, he got pestered by his kids when they wanted something.


Jack Hansan, who made signs for the March on Washington, and his wife Ethel now live in Northern Virginia.
(Erica Yoon/NPR)
August 05, 2013

To Join ‘63 March On Washington: ‘Like Climbing A Mountain’

For the Month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capitol from all over the country for the mass demonstration.


Lincoln Tomb.
(Sector001/Wikimedia Commons)
August 05, 2013

Lincoln Tomb Closes For Repairs

Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield is slated to close for renovations starting in October.


U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning
(United States Army)
July 30, 2013

Bradley Manning Acquitted Of Aiding The Enemy

Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge against him -- aiding the enemy -- a charge that carried a potential life sentence.


John Kalymon is one of at least 10 suspected Nazi war criminals who remains in the United States despite attempts to deport him.
Paul Sancya/AP
July 30, 2013

Nazi War Criminals Reportedly Live In Limbo In U.S.

At least 10 people who are suspected of committing Nazi war crimes have never been deported from the U.S., despite losing the American citizenship they gained when they immigrated, the AP reports.


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