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This artist's rendering provided by MASS Design Group illustrates a proposed monument entitled "The Embrace," consisting of four 22-foot-high intertwined bronze arms. As cities and states continue to grapple with the legacy of controversial monuments, Boston is moving forward with a major effort commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Organizers are building what they say will be the country's largest memorial dedicated to racial equity at the site of a 1965 civil rights rally that MLK led on the city's historic Boston Common.(Associated Press)

Martin Luther King, wife Coretta's meeting place to get $9.5 million memorial

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 10:10 PM IST
A major memorial honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King is moving forward in Boston, where they met and studied in the 1950s.
King died of an assassin’s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.(Reuters PHOTO)
King died of an assassin’s bullet in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.(Reuters PHOTO)

Martin Luther King’s daughter tells Facebook disinformation helped kill civil rights leader

SAN FRANCISCO | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 06:40 AM IST
Zuckerberg argued that his company should give voice to minority views and said that court protection for free speech stemmed in part from a case involving a partially inaccurate advertisement by King supporters.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar presents a statue of Mahatma Gandhi to the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during celebrating his 150th birth anniversary, in Washington.(ANI Photo)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar presents a statue of Mahatma Gandhi to the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during celebrating his 150th birth anniversary, in Washington.(ANI Photo)

Mahatma Gandhi made all the difference in the world: Nancy Pelosi

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 10:54 PM IST
The speaker spoke at length about Gandhi’s influence on Dr King and the relevance of his ideals to the present world and one of the gravest of all challenges facing it now, climate change.
This week’s HT Picks features the mountains, race in America, and the evolution of one of India’s classical music traditions.(HT Team)
This week’s HT Picks features the mountains, race in America, and the evolution of one of India’s classical music traditions.(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 10:01 AM IST
The Himalayas, Hindustani classical music and a searing tale of Black America -- all that on the reading list this week
Former Vice President and one of the Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden.(AFP PHOTO.)
Former Vice President and one of the Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden.(AFP PHOTO.)

To stem slide in polls, Biden apologises for remarks on segregationist lawmakers

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 10:28 PM IST
Harris had attacked Biden pointedly on the issue of working with segregationists and also accused him of opposing busing, a desegregation tool in the 1970s and 80s, at the party’s presidential debate on June 27, rendering the most severe blow yet to his invincibility as a frontrunner with a double-digit lead over everyone else in the polls.
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik(HT Photo)
Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik(HT Photo)

‘Believe in constructive cooperation with Centre’: Naveen Patnaik

Hindustan Times | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 08:04 AM IST
Naveen Patnaik talks about the secret behind beating anti-incumbency and why people have stuck with the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) despite the saffron sweep in the country.
Dr King‘s doings from 1959 until his death in 1968 have been documented in minute detail(REUTERS)
Dr King‘s doings from 1959 until his death in 1968 have been documented in minute detail(REUTERS)

Martin Luther King’s Dalit connection

UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 05:21 PM IST
This correspondence between a forgotten Indian and a famous American makes for moving reading. Sending such a letter showed exceptional bravery; but then MK Achutan had showed courage all his life, in overcoming his disadvantaged family background to study engineering, in combating the upper-caste prejudice he must surely have faced in school, college, and the workplace
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