Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

47 Years Later, Rev. Jesse Jackson Recalls Assassination Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Forty-seven years have passed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he counseled striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn.


African-American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., listening to a transistor radio in the front line of the third march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, to campaign for proper registration of black voters. (Photo by William Lovelace/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Cancel Classes On MLK Day? No Way, Says Selma Marcher Who Knew Dr. King

A Chicago educator who marched for voting rights in Selma, Ala. 50 years ago reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chicago Celebrates Life And Legacy Of Martin Luther King

The Hyatt Regency Chicago hosted the 25th Annual PUSH Excel Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, to raise money for students so they can further their education through college, and live the dreams of Dr. King.


Maria Contreras-Sweet.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Head Of Small Business Administration Announces Expansion Of Micro Loan Program In Chicago

The head of the federal Small Business Administration is observing Martin Luther King Day is Chicago.


Father Michael Pfleger talks about his new role at St. Sabina and for the Archdiocese. (CBS)

Fr. Pfleger: Legacy Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lives On

A day ahead of the federal holiday in his name, parishioners at St. Sabina Church celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday.


Kelly Fair (left) and Dwayne Bryant (right).

Chicago Leaders Mentoring Young African-Americans

CBS 2’s Jim Williams introduces to a couple of Chicagoans who are offering effective and selfless leadership in their own way.


Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rev. Jeremiah Wright Takes Shots At Mayor Emanuel At CTU Breakfast

The Chicago Teachers Union has a new, more outspoken image courtesy of the fiery preacher, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.


Civil rights leader Martin Luther King,Jr. (C) waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, during the "March on Washington." Aug. 28, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. (Photo credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Historian: King’s Dream In 1963 Still A Goal For U.S.

A veteran of Chicago’s civil rights movement said Wednesay’s commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington highlights how far African Americans have come in this country, and how far they still have to go.


Brenetta Howell Barrett. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Woman Reflects On Attending March On Washington

March 28, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech that would help to unify a nation. Among the sea of people in the crowd was Chicagoan Brenetta Howell Barrett.


Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Baffoe: Let’s Mock Sports Fans Who Don’t Understand MLK Day

Here are just some of the many stupid people out there who really get the whole spirit of the holiday wrong, and in some cases, the actual work of the man wrong.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2013

DuSable Museum of African-American History (Credit: CBS)

Hundreds Celebrate Obama’s Inauguration, King Holiday At DuSable Museum

Though it was Obama’s second inauguration, there was no less enthusiasm from the crowd, which stood and cheered as they watched a live telecast of the inaugural proceedings.

CBS 2–01/21/2013

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Obama’s Inauguration On King Holiday Carries Dual Significance

With President Barack Obama’s second inauguration coming on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday has been a day of special significance for African-Americans.

CBS 2–01/21/2013

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Exhibit Profiles The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil rights history is on display at the Chase Center downtown this week, with an interactive, traveling exhibit profiling the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WBBM Newsradio–08/07/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel paints a wall at the West Side YMCA as part of a day of service for Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 16, 2012. The mayor, his wife and two daughters were among hundreds who volunteered at the YMCA and two local schools. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Family Spends King Day Volunteering At Local YMCA

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his family took part in a day of service on the West Side on Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday.

CBS 2–01/16/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's annual Martin Luther King holiday prayer breakfast on Jan. 16, 2012 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. (Credit: CBS)

MLK Prayer Breakfast Adopts Tone Of Occupy Movement

The annual Martin Luther King observance by the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition took on the tone of the Occupy movement this year.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2012

A statue depicting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an African chieftain wobbles and tilts on its concrete base and residents of the West Side apartment building named in his honor want it fixed. (Credit: CBS)

Apartment Residents Want Statue Of Dr. King Fixed

Residents at a West Side apartment complex said a piece of art there could put their kids at risk. It’s a historic statue and they’re afraid it could fall on a child, so they asked CBS 2’s Pamela Jones to help get it fixed.

CBS 2–08/03/2011

Gay Rights

Gay Rights Advocates Rankled By Ministers’ Denouncement

Some gay rights advocates are taking issue with clergy members who denounced any comparison between the gay rights movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson Calls Out Schools Not Honoring Dr. King

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called attention to some schools that are not observing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day this morning, during annual Rainbow/PUSH Coalition King Day holiday.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2011

Dr. King Scholarship Breakfast

Mayoral Candidates Sound Off At Dr. King Breakfast

Candidates for Chicago mayor used the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast as a political platform, with less than five weeks to go before the election.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2011

Civil Rights

Ministers Denounce Comparison Of Dr. King, Gay Rights

Several dozen clergy members from around the Chicago area are denouncing a new law that grants civil unions to same-sex couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2011