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The Last Word: Fake MLK quote from bin Laden's death

As the news began to sink in about Osama bin Laden's death yesterday, a quote attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr. went viral:"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy." Full story

King's 1960s Atlanta church sanctuary restored

Visitors will again be able to see the pulpit and sit in the sanctuary where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached. Full story

The Ed Show: Ed's Guest List, Monday 4/4

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.   Baxter Leach and Elmore Nickleberry, AFSCME members and sanitation workers who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis in 1968. Rep. Full story

Anniversary of MLK's death remembered

   Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed 43 years ago today. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

April 4: Nightly News Monday broadcast

   Southwest struggling to recover from air scare; Boeing 737 probe widens; Trial for 9/11 attacks moved to Guantanamo; NATO relief ships arrive in Libya; Protests continue over U.S. Koran burning; Fighting between rival political parties has killed at least 800; Workers dumping radioactive water into

Unions mark MLK's death with national protests

The eldest son of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said Monday if his father had not been killed more than four decades ago, the civil rights icon would be fighting alongside workers rallying to protect collective bargaining rights. Full story

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  State of Black America

43 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr.'s death rocked the nation. Now, the first African American president in the U.S. prepares to run for his re-election. Thomas Roberts discusses King's death and the state of Black America with Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and TheGrio.com Contributing E

  From the archives: The last days of MLK

April 3: On the eve of the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, NBC Nightly News takes a look back at his vast legacy.

  April 3, 2008 40th anniversary of  MLK assassination

NBC's Brian Williams on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, jr. looks at what was going on in the country and in King's life at the time.  

  Building a stronger black America

Author Earl Ofari Hutchinson explains the boundaries African-Americans have crossed since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  Breaking barriers for African-Americans

Rev. Al Sharpton shares his memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the anniversary of his death.

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David Oliver

Organist David Oliver performs during a ceremony to mark the restoration of the sanctuary of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached Friday, April 15, 2011 in Atlanta.

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Cal Murrell

Rev. Cal Murrell, otherwise known as "The Happy Preacher" reacts during a ceremony to mark the restoration of the sanctuary of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached Friday, April 15, 2011 in Atlanta.

Martin Luther King III
Martin Luther King III

Martin Luther King III, the son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks during a ceremony to mark the restoration of the sanctuary of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where his father preached Friday, April 15, 2011 in Atlanta.

L.A. AFSCME Holds Solidarity Rally For Wisconsin Workers On MLK Anniversary
L.A. AFSCME Holds Solidarity Rally For Wisconsin Workers On MLK Anniversary

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: Union members and workers participate in an event in solidarity with union worker in Wisconsin on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.???s assassination in Memphis at the First AME church on April 4, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Labor unions throughout the c