Martin Luther King Jr.

SELMA, AL - MARCH 06:  Police cars clear lanes of traffic on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 6, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. Selma is preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famed civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery that resulted in a violent confrontation with Selma police and State Troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

St. Louis Family Revisits Selma in Honor of Patriarch

A St. Louis family plans to drive to Selma, Alabama, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march.

03/06/2015

1/16/12-Hundreds of people packed the rotunda at the Old Courthouse downtown Monday for the annual observation of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. "We're here today to celebrate (Dr. King's) legacy, to celebrate the achievements that he helped this country accomplish," said Congressman Lacy Clay, one of many speakers during the event. It was followed by the annual MLK Day March from the Old Courthouse to Powell Hall. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Black Caucus Members Invoke MLK At Ferguson Church Service

Leading black members of Congress took to a church pulpit in Ferguson, Missouri, on Sunday to trace a direct link from Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to the fight for criminal justice reform after recent fatal police shootings across the U.S.

01/18/2015

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Martin Luther King Adviser To Speak at SEMO

A man who helped write Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech will speak next month at a Southeast Missouri State University.

12/06/2013

Rev. Williams Owens (first on right) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012