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President Obama Speaks at Selma 50th Anniversary: 'We Honor Those Who Walked So We Could Run'

President Obama Speaks at Selma 50th Anniversary: 'We Honor Those Who Walked So We Could Run'

Originally posted 03/07/2015 04:55PM

President Barack Obama called on Americans everywhere to continue the fight for justice that the protesters in Selma, Alabama, started 50 years ago.

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How Beyoncé, Lupita Nyong'o, Common & More Are Honoring MLK Day

How Stars Are Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Originally posted 01/19/2015 03:00PM

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrities took to social media Monday to share their favorite quotes from the civil rights leader – and show how they are keeping his legacy alive.

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Common Discusses Race Relations with MTV for Martin Luther King Day (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/18/2015 03:00PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "3995314712001" "" "" "auto"] MTV will air in black and white for 12 hours on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children in Legal Dispute over His Bible and Nobel Prize | Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children in Legal Dispute over His Bible and Nobel Prize

Originally posted 01/12/2015 07:00PM

Three of Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are expected to appear in an Atlanta courtroom on Tuesday as they battle over the slain civil rights leader's tattered personal Bible and Nobel Peace Prize, reportedly worth millions of dollars.

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Madonna Says 'I'm Sorry' for Uproar Over MLK and Mandela Photos

Madonna Apologizes for Photoshopped MLK and Mandela Photos

Originally posted 01/03/2015 02:00PM

She says she's sorry.

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Madonna Causes Internet Furor Over MLK and Nelson Mandela Photos

Madonna Causes Internet Furor Over MLK and Nelson Mandela Photos

Originally posted 01/02/2015 04:15PM

Nothing like a social media controversy to start off the new year.

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Oprah Winfrey Reveals the Biggest Challenges of Making a Movie about M.L.K.

Oprah Winfrey Reveals the Biggest Challenges of Making M.L.K. Biopic Selma

Originally posted 11/13/2014 09:50PM

Get ready to see more of Oprah this Oscar season! She produced and costars in Selma, a film about about Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1965 march for voting rights – and the movie (out Christmas Day) is winning big buzz after its first screening this week.

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Selma Trailer: Watch David Oyelowo in Powerful MLK Jr. Biopic Costarring Oprah

Originally posted 11/07/2014 12:00PM

For David Oyelowo, it's the role of a lifetime.

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Martin Luther King's Daughter, Obama, Oprah & More Celebrate 'I Have a Dream'

UpdatePosted 08/28/2013 04:20PM

Martin Luther King's Daughter Launches Celebration of His 'I Have a Dream' Speech

Originally posted 08/28/2013 12:45PM

The Rev. Bernice King opened the celebration of her father's famous "I Have a Dream" speech Wednesday with an interfaith service in Washington.

King said that her father, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is often remembered as a freedom fighter for equal rights and human rights. But she said he was most importantly a man of faith. She says he was a prophet and "faith leader" and it was "the spirit of God that infused that movement."

The faith community must continue to lead every movement for justice and equality, Bernice King said.

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Octavia Spencer Honors Dr. King in Timely Globes Acceptance Speech

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Octavia Spencer Honors Dr. King in Timely Globes Acceptance Speech

Originally posted 01/16/2012 10:20AM

Octavia Spencer delivered the most timely Golden Globes winner's speech on Sunday, honoring domestic workers by invoking Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of the national holiday celebrating the civil rights leader's life and vision.

"With regard to domestics in this country, now and then, I think Dr. King said it best: 'All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance.' And I thank you for recognizing that with our film," Spencer, 41, said in accepting the award for best supporting actress for her acclaimed performance as a maid in The Help.

Spencer, a native of Montgomery, Ala., later told CNN backstage that while the characters in The Help are fictional, "they represent scores of real people."

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