"Selma" is one of those movies you just can't stop talking about after you see it. Now hear from the director Ava DuVernay and starring actor David Oyelowo on why it's so important to tell the story of Martin Luther King's march in Selma, AL.
Today people will stop and reflect about the legacy of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. — one of a number of famous people who made marks of their own despite having names that ended with "Junior." Dr. King's father was also a minister who inspired many followers, but obviously his son reached even greater heights. Here's a look back at ten other famous Juniors.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of many that made an impact on African American people in this country as well as all people. He stood for civil rights and equality for all and we should all be thankful and proud of that and the many accomplishments that he made and those that have been made over the many years since his death.
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1818 – The US Congress adopts a flag with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (More info)
1841 – President William Henry Harrison dies from pneumonia just one month after his inauguration (More info)
PhD scholar, Baptist minister, civil rights leader, gifted speaker, Nobel Peace Prize winner: by the time Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968 at age 39, he had already left his mark as a civil rights hero, fighting for what was right and empowering the powerless...