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"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assured his followers. But was he right?

Was Martin Luther King wrong?

Springfield civil rights conference, featuring activist Dick Gregory, Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree and others, begins Thursday


Cary, NC -- Selma tells the true story of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical efforts to secure equal voting rights via his peaceful pr

MLK receiving the Nobel prize award in Stockholm, Sweden

received the Nobel Prize for Peace from Gunnar Jahn, president of the Nobel Prize Committee, in Oslo on December courtesy Keystone/Getty Images

Holding Court: How to Win for Those Who Cannot Fight

Although he has an array of honors to his credit, Bryan Stevenson isn’t your typical public interest lawyer; he’s a “genius.” No, seriously.

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. - MLK "Letter from Birmingham City Jail"

"We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop.” - MLK

History In Pictures on

Today we mark the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. This photo gallery begins with the "Mountaintop" speech at the Masonic Temple in Memphis, Tenn. and concludes with the funeral procession on April 1968 in Atlanta, Ga.

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.” Words to live by, spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr.

The minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr. originated the use of nonviolent methods within the civil rights movement.

Steve Scalise Comeback Tour

"Hello Roll Call, are you ready to rock?" The Steve Scalise Comeback Tour, exclusively at CQ Roll Call.

1972 - President Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle.

President Richard M. Nixon and Dr. Fletcher, NASA Administrator, discussed the proposed Space Shuttle vehicle in San Clemente, California, on January The President announced that day.