Two days out from the inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took breaks from their prep to honour the civil rights hero.
After the Capitol Hill mob attack, divisions in the US have been more apparent than ever. Here's a closer look at three crucial periods in US history where political polarisation was at its worst.
Tens of thousands of protesters demanding an end to racial injustice and police brutality thronged Washington, in a sign of a renewed groundswell of anger gripping the nation following a white officer's shooting of African American Jacob Blake.
Sunday found him crossing alone, instead of arm-in-arm with civil rights and political leaders, after his coffin was loaded atop a horse-drawn wagon.
In the wake of deaths of black people at the hands of police violence, there is once again a new opportunity to talk about race - the right way.
The gratuitous fixation on rioting won't kill the elephant in the room.
In the face of white supremacist violence and institutional discrimination, various black movements have emerged at various times fighting back for their rights.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. struggled to change racial inequality in the US but the country still has American racism.
America's relationship to Islam goes back to the early 1800s, when Muslim slaves fought for their freedom — and there are lessons in it for America today.
US civil rights leaders have said they are fearful President Donald Trump could reverse progress made on civil rights in the United States since Martin Luther King Jr's assassination 50 years ago.
A shared complexion does not mean black culture is homogeneous. It's rather diverse with layers of intricacies just like any non-black culture.
Fifty years after the human rights leader was assassinated, people in his hometown of Atlanta remember how he affected them, often changing their lives.
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