Gov. Newsom Asked To Pardon Late Gay Rights Leader RustinThe California Legislature’s LGBTQ and black caucuses on Tuesday asked Gov. Gavin Newsom to posthumously pardon a civil rights leader who was jailed for having gay sex nearly 70 years ago.
Historian Fears Stanford’s MLK Collection Not A PriorityThe Stanford historian tasked with protecting the documents and other artifacts of Martin Luther King Jr. is anxious about what will become of them when he retires.
New HBO Documentary Follows Oakland Kids Preparing For MLK Oratorical FestA new HBO documentary will follow the monthslong efforts of Oakland children preparing for the annual MLK Oratorical Festival, where students honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through passionate speech and poems.
Activists Melt Down Guns, Turn Them Into Art On MLK DayOrganizers were cleaning up after an MLK Day celebration unlike any other in Oakland. They took donated guns, cast them into a massive furnace and turned them into art.
MLK Called 'Apostle Of Nonviolence' On 50th AnniversaryThe daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. remembered him as "the apostle of nonviolence" as admirers marked the 50th anniversary of his assassination Wednesday with marches, speeches and quiet reflection.
Caltrain MLK Day Celebration Train Rolls Up PeninsulaMLK Day celebrants came to Yerba Buena Gardens aboard a special Celebration Train traveling from San Jose to San Francisco, with stops in Palo Alto and San Mateo.
Students Noticing More Homeless On SJ State’s Campus Since Jungle’s ClosureEver 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.
It’s Not All Protests— Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service Includes Volunteer Trash Pick UpFor 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.
Lone Remaining Freedom Train Sells Out All Seats On Final MLK Day Ride From San Jose To SFTickets 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.
Bay Bridge Span Officially Re-Named To Honor Willie BrownDignitaries 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.
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?
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.
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.
2 Bay Area Ministers Recall Historic March On WashingtonOn 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.
USF Professor Recalls Role In King's 'I Have A Dream' SpeechFifty 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.