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Inside Kamala Harris' historic first days

In the hours after her historic inauguration, Kamala Harris beamed into televisions across the country, delivering her first speech as vice president just steps beyond the sitting relic of Abraham Lincoln and a short distance from where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his iconic words that inspired generations.

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These schools are producing a new generation of Black leaders

From Martin Luther King Jr. to Stacey Abrams, historically Black colleges and universities, also known as HBCUs, have a legacy of producing graduates who go on to change America. CNN Political Analyst Bakari Sellers asks current HBCU students how their schools are preparing them to step onto the pages of history.

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy demands truth before unity

This year's holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., happening in the wake of of a White mob's sacking of the US Capitol and an unprecedented second impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, offers the United States a chance to recover and connect with the most powerful and resonant aspects of America's apostle of nonviolence.

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Fast food workers go on strike in honor of MLK

An estimated 1,000 fast food workers across the United States went on strike Friday over low wages, staging protests in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. ahead of the federal holiday next week.

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Legacy of MLK's 'I have a dream' speech becomes a nightmare for Atlanta sports team owner

There's a distance of just over two miles between the Lincoln Memorial and the US Capitol. It was in 1963, on the Lincoln Memorial's steps, that The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told the 250,000 people gathered there: "I have a dream that one day [...] the rough places will be made plain and the crooked places will be made straight [...] and all flesh shall see it together."

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Opinion: Why the GOP is so rattled by Rev. Warnock's faith-based Senate campaign

The Rev. Raphael Warnock is not just a candidate in one of the pivotal US Senate runoffs in Georgia, he's also a successor to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the pulpit of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Like King, Warnock roots his call for the government to respect the God-given dignity of all people in his faith.

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In pictures: March on Washington

Fifty-seven years to the day after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, civil rights activists are once more climbing the steps and demanding change.

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If you care about racial equality, this will disturb you

Anniversaries afford us important opportunities to reflect, but this year we approach the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom having already had more than enough time and cause for reflection. At a moment when the fatal inadequacies of our public health and public safety systems are finally, powerfully and painfully clear not just to Black Americans, it's hard to imagine that anyone needs to be reminded of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called, the "fierce urgency of now." And yet, this urgency is still being met with reactionary or performative change, as opposed to systemic reckoning.

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Embodiment of Lewis' lifelong sacrifice set to honor him at crucial moment in US history

Inside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church in Atlanta, the nation's first Black president -- who has acknowledged there only was a Black president because of what Civil Rights icon and eventual Congressman John Lewis sacrificed -- will deliver the eulogy. His two White predecessors, both children of a Civil Rights era that Lewis helped galvanize, will speak before him.

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