A protestor holds a sign with a quote from civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. at the South Carolina Statehouse.
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King led one of the most successful resistance movements in American history. A scholar explains King's strategies in resistance.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , chats with African-Americans during a door-to-door campaign in 1964.
African-American minister, theologian and mystic, Howard Thurman, left a profound influence on Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s message of love matters today.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s vision of love was not sentimental. It demanded that individuals tell their oppressors what they were doing was wrong.
The Joe Strummer mural on East 7th Street and Avenue A in the East Village, New York.
"The Magnificent Seven" was a slice of daily life, a class struggle song framed by the sound of funk and the emergent hip-hop in New York.
For the African-American community, Kwanzaa is not just any "black holiday. " It is a recognition that knowledge of black history is worthwhile.
Whichwood is one of five great reads for teens that highlight authentic experiences, marginalized voices and critical thinking.
Here are five great book recommendations for teens that promote critical thinking, authentic voices, diversity and good conversations.
Is religion inherently violent? Some believe so, but secular individuals and institutions have proven to be just as violent.
Many think that violence is central to religion, but some scholars argue it's meaningless to single out religion rather than socio-economic factors when assessing violent acts.
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Just what are we celebrating when we imagine an Augustinian friar nailing a document to a church door?
Martin Luther King in Newcastle, 1967.
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Black British history is too often overlooked, and its connections to the US even more so.
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
A scholar analyzes the history of the Nobel Peace Prize to ask: What difference has it made?
Mohandas K. Gandhi during a prayer meeting on Jan. 22, 1948.
For Gandhi, whose birth anniversary is Monday, Oct. 2, nonviolent resistance meant placing one's own body in harm’s way to expose social injustices, which made it a powerful political tool.
When were the seeds of racism sown in the US and why is it so hard to root out?
Online hate isn’t always as easy to spot as it might appear.
Two websites, one taken offline, the other still active, raise hard questions about how prepared Americans are to deal with free speech about white supremacy, in both monuments and domain names.
A protestor in New York City reacts to the events in Charlottesville.
When Martin Luther King Jr. was met by violent opposition, he remained hopeful, believing that 'the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.' While racism remains, there's reason for hope.
A Moral Monday protest led by a preacher, Rev. William Barber.
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The 19th-century social gospel, which emphasized how Jesus’ ethical teachings could address poverty and inequality, continues to live on in the activism of the religious left.
An exhibition for the Luther monument in Worms.
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Luther translated the Greek New Testament into a common German dialect that ordinary people could read, without help from clergy.
Students for a Democratic Society was the largest – and arguably most successful – student activist organization in U.S. history.
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Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
A March 21, 1965 file photo shows Martin Luther King Jr. and his civil rights marchers.
Martin Luther King Jr. led one of the most successful, nonviolent resistance movements in American history. Here's a roundup of key coverage from our archive.
An April 30, 1966 file photo of King Jr. addressing a rally in Birmingham, Alabama,
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Martin Luther King Jr. used a prophetic voice in his preaching -- a hopeful voice that addressed human tragedy. But it was the black clerics who came before him, who helped King develop that voice.
Children learn hatred and violence, two pediatricians write, and they also learn love and respect. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the two doctors offer things you can do to teach tolerance.