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Americans Honor Martin Luther King

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with a federal holiday marking his birthday. King was a Baptist preacher who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and 1960s, mainly in the southern United States, where blacks were subjected to unequal treatment in society and at times […]

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Judge Sets New Bail in Trayvon Martin Case

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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A judge in Florida has set a $1 million bond for a neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager earlier this year. The judge revoked George Zimmerman’s initial $150,000 bond and ordered him back to jail last month, after prosecutors alleged he and his wife misled the court about […]

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Obama Urges Volunteerism on MLK Day

Posted January 16th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and his family volunteered at a Washington, DC school Monday, to honor slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. Mr. Obama painted a bookcase at the event, on the annual Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Afterwards, the president told reporters that King wanted to inspire everyone to make a […]

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US Honors Slain Civil Rights Hero MLK

Posted January 15th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Americans are honoring the memory of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, 44 years after he was assassinated. Martin Luther King Day, on Monday, is an annual federal holiday marking the birthday of King, who fought discrimination and racism in the 1950s and 1960s. King would have been 83 years old this year. New this […]

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