Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bay Area riders had many reasons for boarding Caltrain’s “Freedom Train,” which ran from San Jose to San Francisco Monday morning in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, but most seemed to enjoy the experience.