Martin Luther King Jr

US civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. waves to supporters 28 August 1963 from the Lincoln Memorial on the Mall in Washington DC during the 'March on Washington'. (AFP/Getty Images)

Freedom Train, Bay Area Events Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Marches, rallies and festivals were under way in San Francisco and elsewhere in the Bay Area Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Tony Bennett (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Tony Bennett To Attend March On Washington

Tony Bennett plans to travel to the nation’s capital to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. as the March on Washington marks its 50th year…


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.


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.


Passengers board the Freedom Train in San Jose.

Caltrain ‘Freedom Train’ Rolls From SJ To SF To Honor MLK Jr.

After singing a rendition of “We Shall Overcome” at Caltrain’s San Mateo station, hundreds of Bay Area residents of all ages celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday by boarding the 2012 “Freedom Train.”


Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Renovated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Opens In Richmond

Richmond residents will celebrate the grand opening of the renovated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Richmond Saturday.

CBS San Francisco–05/07/2011

Passengers board the Freedom Train in San Jose.

27th Annual San Jose Freedom Train Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Bay Area residents coming out to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day will enjoy a historic commute on Monday, thanks to Caltrain’s 27th annual Freedom Train ride.

CBS San Francisco–01/16/2011


Richmond Community Groups To Beautify City, Shoreline MLK Day

Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia will be joining community and government groups in Richmond on Monday to work on the city’s shoreline and greenway in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

CBS San Francisco–01/15/2011


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