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Juneteenth holiday gets cheer from Black Americans, say more work ahead

Juneteenth is the 12th federal holiday, including Inauguration Day once every four years. It's also the first federal holiday since the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was added in 1983.
Artists Dantrel Boone, Samson Adenugna, Joshua Bennett, and principal artist Reginald C. Adams pose in front of their
Artists Dantrel Boone, Samson Adenugna, Joshua Bennett, and principal artist Reginald C. Adams pose in front of their "Absolute Equality" mural in Galveston, Texas, on June 16, 2021. - The mural is to be dedicated on June 19, now the Juneteenth National Independence Day national holiday, to celebrate the day in Galveston in 1865 when the last enslaved African Americans learned that they were free.(AFP)
Published on Jun 18, 2021 08:35 PM IST
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Sara lights up Instagram with her latest post, quotes Martin Luther King Jr

  • Sara Ali Khan took to Instagram and shared a new picture. The actor shared a quote by Martin Luther King Jr, which talks about darkness and light, hate and love.
Sara Ali Khan shares a new post on Instagram.
Sara Ali Khan shares a new post on Instagram.
Published on Jun 01, 2021 10:20 PM IST
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Activist Malcolm X's family calls to reopen investigation into his murder

  • Considered alongside Martin Luther King Jr as one the most influential African Americans in history, Malcolm X was an outspoken Muslim advocate of Black rights, although critics said he preached racism and violence.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X (R) wait for a press conference to begin in an unknown location, March 26, 1964 in this file photo. (AFP)
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X (R) wait for a press conference to begin in an unknown location, March 26, 1964 in this file photo. (AFP)
Published on Feb 22, 2021 05:51 AM IST
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Martin Luther King, wife Coretta's meeting place to get $9.5 million memorial

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.
This artist's rendering provided by MASS Design Group illustrates a proposed monument entitled
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)
Published on Jan 15, 2021 10:10 PM IST
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