The ledger signed by the civil rights activist in 1963 fetched $130,000 at Hake’s Auctions.
Filmmaker Sam Pollard talks to Hyperallergic about his documentary MLK/FBI, how history repeats, and how authorities treat left- and right-wing protests differently.
The films MLK/FBI and Enemies of the State offer contrasting looks at government oppression.
BAM’s Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a free event series that remembers the momentous civil rights leader and recognizes the contributions of historic and contemporary Black figures.
The day-long program of activities includes music performances, speech readings, and a children’s march.
Over 6,000 people have signed a petition to uninstall the eight-foot-tall bronze monument, a jarringly imprecise monument to the iconic leader in the Civil Rights Movement.
The Drum Major Instinct, a performance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final sermon, sought to evoke that feeling of being in church on a Sunday morning.
Selma is a film in which every moment has weight.
Happy MLK day! As we celebrate the life of the Civil Rights leader, more controversy plagues the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial that was erected on DC’s National Mall this summer. On Friday, the Washington Post reported that the memorial’s inscription will be corrected.
On March 24, 2004 in Johannesburg, South Africa, a mammoth sculpture of legendary former president and icon Nelson Mandela was unveiled. Over 15 feet tall, this sculpture was commissioned to stand in the center of Nelson Mandela square in Sandton City, an upscale shopping mall in a well-to-do part of the city.
Today, the Martin Luther King, Jr National Memorial opened in the nation’s capital. The project includes a 28 ft tall granite monument on the National Mall carved by Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin. It is the first monument to a non-US president on the National Mall and the first dedicated to a black American, except, well, it is memorialized in white … to fit in, we assume.