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Martin Luther King Day Generates a Day Full of Celebrations
Museums, colleges, organizations and more will be celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. ... read more / view event »
California African American Museum Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration 2019
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by surrounding yourself with art, culture, and community. Enjoy an array of vibrant programs and activities for all ages. Bring the kids for art-making activities, a march, and delicious food truck fare; visit our exhibitions, hear a marathon reading of King’s lesser-known speeches and sermons, groove to DJ-provided tunes, and much more—free for everyone! ... read more / view event »
Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary
January 3, 2019
Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They’re vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling and frequently highlight the necessity of counting every vote. ... read more »
Curatorial Walkthrough of “Los Angeles Freedom Rally, 1963.” Exhibition
November 8, 2018
Coined the “Los Angeles Freedom Rally,” it was one of the largest civil rights rallies in the country ... read more »
“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” Comes to Los Angeles
September 20, 2018
Center Theatre Group presents a musical about the Motown singing group, the Temptations here in Los Angeles before heading to Broadway in the Spring. “Ain’t Too Proud,” a musical about the life and times of the iconic singing group the Temptations, ... read more »
Music and the Movement: The Lasting Legacy of the Queen of Soul
September 4, 2018
If you could choose one artist to embody the African American experience of the 20th century, it would have to be the incomparable Miss Aretha Franklin. ... read more »
Blacks Must Not Be Chained to Traditional Politics
July 26, 2018
Increasingly tough issues facing Blacks in the 21stcentury underscore the need for new and more effective leadership: It follows that new, client and community-oriented political and economic strategies are a must. Since partisan politics is neither designed nor particularly concerned with improving Black life, new thinking and new political alignments that better serve their interests are necessary. ... read more »
Celebrating Writer and Educator Charles Johnson
May 31, 2018
While a graduate student at SUNY, Johnson produced numerous short stories. In these works, Johnson experimented with the fusing of philosophical interpretative method to literary form.  He later used this technique in his two most important non-fiction books: Being and Race (1988) and Turning the Wheel: Essays in Buddhism and Writing (2003). ... read more »
Poor People’s Campaign Exhibit Opens at the Black History Museum
January 18, 2018
National Museum of African American History and Culture commemorates 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Crusade in “City of Hope” Exhibition ... read more »
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy
January 17, 2018
As the world community observes and celebrates the 89th birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is important for Black America to assess how far we have come 50 years since the tragic brutal assassination of Dr. King in Memphis, Tennessee of April 4, 1968. ... read more »
King’s Lasting Impact on Equity in Education
January 11, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Champion for Equity in Education ... read more »
This Week In Black History (October 12 – October 18)
October 28, 2017
Lerone Bennett, Jr. was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, was a scholar, author and historian, known for his studies on race relations in the United States. ... read more / view gallery »
Keep Moving in the Fight for Economic Justice 
February 8, 2017
During celebrations of Black History Month, we honor and recognize the brave men and women who fought for justice and who have – throughout the past 60 years since Dr. King’s declaration – kept moving.  ... read more »
MLK Day protesters block 1 span of SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
January 20, 2016
A group of demonstrators caused the shutdown of one direction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in a police-brutality protest tied to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. ... read more »
AHF Celebrates MLK Holiday At Parades and Through Free HIV Testing Events Across The Country
January 20, 2016
“AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” wrapped bus debuts at LA’s MLK parade; tour during Black History Month ... read more »
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