Martin Luther King Jr.
Can a name become a metaphor for civil rights?
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy lives on in the U.S. in part through thousands of things named after him. Learn how that tradition began.
6 outstanding Americans educated at historically Black colleges and universities
What do Vice President Harris and retired football legend Jerry Rice have in common? They graduated from historically Black universities.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s day of service [video]
On the holiday recognizing Martin Luther King Jr., many Americans honor him by performing acts of service for their communities.
How public parks honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Learn about the significance of parks and trails named after Martin Luther King Jr. and how parks, and access to them, shaped his activism.
At these schools, every day is Martin Luther King Day
In the U.S., dozens of schools are named after civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Learn how three of them embody his teachings all year.
Marching and protesting are integral aspects of what it means to exercise freedom of speech and what it means to stand together in unity.
Historically black colleges and universities offer success
Historically black colleges and universities have served students for over a century and can lead to success in the 21st century.
From civil rights activist to member of Congress: Remembering John Lewis
Civil rights hero John Lewis passed away July 17, after battling cancer since December. Learn more about his life and legacy here.
Do you know these three female civil rights heroes?
Meet three women whose dedication and skill put them on the front lines of the fight for civil rights for African Americans.