News and Updates

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication in DC

June 23 - The official dedication and grand opening of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Vincent Harding Joins Drug Policy Reform Advocates in Denver

June 21 - Dr.Vincent Harding joined a group of speakers in Denver this past Friday at a rally hosted by the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and Drug Policy Alliance to commemorate the 4

Marian Wright Edelman Presented the "Embracing the Legacy" Award

June 14th - Marian Wright Edelman was honored for her advocacy in support of disadvantaged Americans at the Robert F.

Michael K. Honey Receives Guggenheim Award

Michael Honey, best known for his scholarly research on the history of Martin Luther King Jr.

Michael Honey on the clash in Wisconsin and the teachings of MLK

In light of the clash of wills in Wisconsin, we should remember the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of King’s slogans that we rarely hear is this one: “all labor has dignity.”

An interview with Michael K. Honey now available at the Atlantic online

While researching at the Martin Luther King Center in Atlanta in 1992, Washington University professor Michael Honey found an inconspicuous folder marked "King's Labor Speeches." He opened it, and

Dr. King's speeches on labor are now available

Beacon Press editor Gayatri Patnaik on the new book, "All Labor Has Dignity," a collection of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speeches on labor.

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Teachers' Guide for Why We Can't Wait Now Available

A teachers' guide for Why We Can't Wait is now available on the