Stevie Wonder joined mourners at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta Saturday for the candlelight memorial service honoring Dexter Scott King, the youngest son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, who died Jan. 30, 2024 at age 62 after a battle with cancer.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter says her late brother was a fierce and visionary steward of their father's legacy. The Rev. Bernice King choked back tears at times on Tuesday as she shared memories of her childhood and recent meetings with Dexter Scott King.
The third of four King children, the 62-year-old died from prostate cancer at his home in Malibu, Calif., according to the King Center, where he served as chairman.
Dexter Scott King, the younger son of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has died after battling prostate cancer. The King Center in Atlanta says the 62-year-old son of the civil rights leader died Monday at his California home after battling prostate cancer.
With the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend approaching, events celebrating the life and work of King will take place Jan. 11 to Jan. 15 throughout Georgia, the home state of the late civil rights activist. Here is a list of activities and commemorations.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter says the world urgently needs to study and adopt her father's philosophy of nonviolence to avoid self-destruction. The Rev. Bernice King used an address Thursday to announce events for the upcoming holiday in honor of her father to warn that humanity was at a critical juncture.
"That action saved an important part of American history tonight," Atlanta's police chief told media gathered at the scene late Thursday.
Atlanta police have arrested a woman who's accused of trying to burn down the birth home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta. Police say a preliminary investigation shows the woman had poured gasoline on the property before people at the site stopped her.
The Prince Hall Masonic Lodge in Atlanta's Sweet Auburn Historic District housed the headquarters for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) that included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s office from 1963 to his assassination in 1968. The building is now being restored.
The government of France has bestowed a further honor on Atlanta's Andrew Young. French Ambassador Laurent Bili promoted Young to an officer in France's Legion of Honor on Thursday in Atlanta.
Decades after the 1963 March on Washington, thousands again gathered in the nation's capital to declare that Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy was in jeopardy amid fresh civil rights struggles.
The March on Washington of 1963 is remembered most for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. It was a crowning moment for the long-term civil rights activism of what is sometimes referred to as the "Black Church." In the decades before and after 1963, Black churches and denominations have had diverse priorities and political approaches.
A celebration of life service at Ebenezer Baptist Church wrapped five days of memorial events in remembrance of Dr. Christine King Farris, the older sister and last living sibling of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. .
Christine King Farris, the last living sibling of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died. Her niece, Bernice King, tweeted that her aunt died Thursday. She was 95.
Congressional leaders have unveiled a new stamp that commemorates former Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights icon who died in 2020 after serving more than three decades in Congress. The ceremony took place Wednesday at the Capitol.