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Today in Black America - MLK50

POSTED: April 05, 2018, 12:00 pm

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The New York Times

The Day King Was Shot: 26 Times Articles That Told the Story

The Lone Journalist on the Scene When King Was Shot and the Newsroom He Rallied

The Last Year of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life, According to The Times

Martin Luther King Jr.: 50 Years Later, His Battles Live On

How M.L.K.’s Death Helped Lead to Gun Control in the U.S.

Where Today’s Black Church Leaders Stand on Activism

Dr. King Said Segregation Harms Us All. Environmental Research Shows He Was Right.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal

'We were going to do whatever was necessary' — Civil rights leaders share their stories in final MLK50 event

6:01: Martin Luther King Jr. remembered in Memphis on the 50th anniversary of his murder

Rev. Jesse Jackson tells the story of witnessing King's assassination

MLK50 Anniversary photos of the week

The 9:01: Historian Taylor Branch on how MLK both challenged and upheld American principles

The Associated Press

VIDEO SERIES: A deeper look at MLK’s words

50 years after King’s death, his children are still grieving

MLK honored as thousands march to ‘keep the dream going'

AP was there: Journalists recall covering MLK assassination

The Philadelphia Tribune

King's Journey: 2018 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Supplement

The Baltimore Afro-American

Remembering the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike

Remembering the Day King Was Killed

The Atlantic Journal Constitution

The hometown coverage

Martin Luther King Jr.'s final days

Atlanta's 4-mile goodbye to King

Finding the real Martin

Senators back Liberty Bell monument honoring MLK atop Stone Mountain

The Washington Post

The Daily 202: MLK’s final speech – delivered 50 years ago today – was full of timely and timeless

AP-NORC Poll: 50 years after MLK, civil rights goals unmet

The Latest: Bells ring in 2 cities to mark MLK assassination

'The sore is still raw:' Rev. Jackson remembers MLK's death

Robinson: MLK was complicated. We should remember him that way.

VIDEO - Eugene Robinson: MLK was complicated. We should remember him that way.

The Chicago Tribune

From Tribune archives: The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Recently uncovered photographs of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s time in Chicago

MLK's death 50 years ago sparked riots across the U.S. Some parts of Chicago’s West Side never recovered.

The Detroit Free Press

Detroit's black middle class emerged from 1968's upheaval

The Christian Science Monitor

Fifty years after King, Atlantans see a dream still deferred

For teens, 50 mile march to honor King became a deeper journey

The Guardian - London

Cornel West: Martin Luther King Jr was a radical. We must not sterilize his legacy

Martin Luther King's last 31 hours: the story of his final prophetic speech

King: We need an economic bill of rights

Martin Luther King's death commemorated with 39 bell tolls in Memphis

What would Martin Luther King's dream be in 2018? We asked leading activists

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