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.
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.
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.
The head of the federal Small Business Administration is observing Martin Luther King Day is Chicago.
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.
CBS 2’s Jim Williams introduces to a couple of Chicagoans who are offering effective and selfless leadership in their own way.
The Chicago Teachers Union has a new, more outspoken image courtesy of the fiery preacher, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The annual Martin Luther King observance by the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition took on the tone of the Occupy movement this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Several dozen clergy members from around the Chicago area are denouncing a new law that grants civil unions to same-sex couples in Illinois.