Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

San Jose State University (San Jose State University)

Students Noticing More Homeless On SJ State’s Campus Since Jungle’s Closure

Ever since the closure of the jungle homeless encampment in San Jose the homeless have been spreading throughout the city including places like San Jose State University.

03/03/2015

BIO-MARTIN LUTHER KING-FRANCE

It’s Not All Protests— Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service Includes Volunteer Trash Pick Up

For some people this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday has been about protests and shutdowns, but for others it’s been a day of service for many who volunteered to pick up garbage in East Oakland.

01/19/2015

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Lone Remaining Freedom Train Sells Out All Seats On Final MLK Day Ride From San Jose To SF

Tickets for all 1,400 seats available on the Caltrain train were sold even though it was announced that this excursion would be the last run of the Freedom Train in the Bay Area.

01/19/2015

Willie Brown addresses the crowd as the Western Span of the Bay Bridge is named in his honor. (CBS)

Bay Bridge Span Officially Re-Named To Honor Willie Brown

Dignitaries from San Francisco and the State of California attended the official re-naming ceremony of the Bay Bridge’s Western Span in honor of former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr.

02/11/2014

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Larry Magid: Spreading MLK’s Message Through Social Media

The Internet as we know it didn’t exist in the days of the Civil Rights Movement or Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, but if it did, how would online activism and social media have affected his message?

01/20/2014

Passengers board the MLK Jr. 'Freedom Train' at San Jose Diridon train station, January 20, 2014. (CBS)

Bay Area MLK Freedom Train Will Ride At Least One More Year

The “Freedom Train” from San Jose to San Francisco commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and a civil rights march will ride again next year as enough people came forward at the last minute to purchase tickets.

01/20/2014

Freedom Train Riders

Slow Ticket Sales Spell Trouble For MLK Day Freedom Train

The organizers of the Bay Area’s annual Freedom Train event to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are hoping to keep the dream alive as tickets sales trickle in for Monday’s annual trip from San Jose to San Francisco.

01/17/2014

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington, DC during the "March on Washington." (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Bay Area Ministers Recall Historic March On Washington

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, two high-profile San Francisco ministers recounted their experiences from the civil rights march and rally in Washington, D.C.

08/28/2013

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington, DC during the "March on Washington." (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

USF Professor Recalls Role In King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his defining “I Have a Dream” speech. A Bay Area man who was one of Dr. King’s closest advisors told KPIX 5 the words that made it famous were not even in the final script.

08/20/2013

Freedom Train Riders

Bay Area Commemorates King Legacy With Freedom Train & March

The Bay Area commemorated MLK’s legacy with the annual Freedom Train ride and a march and gathering in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens 45 years after the civil rights leader was slain.

01/21/2013

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