Vice President Kamala Harris and Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center, discuss the 56th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voting rights today, the For The People Act and more.
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Today – one day before the anniversary of Congressman John Lewis’s death – Vice President Kamala Harris participated in a listening session on voting rights with Black women leaders. Several of these leaders worked closely to organize this week’s Black Women Leaders & Allies Voting Rights Call to Action. During the meeting, the leaders shared […]
An Open Letter to Corporate Leaders and Lawmakers: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Evil cannot permanently organize. It bears within it seeds of its own destruction.” This belief undergirds our abiding faith in America, even as legislators in Georgia and 39 other states attempt to root our nation in the oppressive weeds of yesterday […]
Launches Campaign to Fight Injustice and Build Community after Contentious Year Take the Pledge – Join the Movement February 2021 ATLANTA, GEORGIA – February 8, 2021 – This Black History Month, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change launches “BE LOVE,” a campaign birthed amid all the uncertainty, polarization and global tension […]
I am deeply saddened by the passing of baseball legend Hank Aaron. Like my father, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he stood strong against hate and racism and was able to persevere, becoming one of the greatest baseball players that has ever lived. My father was a big fan of baseball and Mr. Aaron. He […]
Pope Francis sends a message to participants at a Commemorative Service honouring the life and achievements of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, and encourages all children of God to be artisans of peace. Marking a Commemorative Service honouring the life and the achievements of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, Pope Francis sent a message on […]
Just after Freedom Day, celebrated by African Americans with particular emotion after the killing of George Floyd, Martin Luther King’s daughter reflects with Vatican Media on the nonviolent battle for equality and underlines the particular harmony between Pope Francis and her father. On Friday, the African American community celebrated Juneteenth, the day that recalls the […]
“And one of the great liabilities of life is that all too many people find themselves living amid a great period of social change, and yet they fail to develop the new attitudes, the new mental responses, that the new situation demands.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The King Center is committed to ensuring […]
ELECTIONS General Election and Special Election Runoffs for Local and State Offices 10/05/20 Voter’s Registration Deadline 12/01/20 Elections Date General Election Runoff for Federal Offices 12/07/20 Voter’s Registration Deadline 01/05/21 Elections Date Important Tips: Same day Voter Registration is not available in Georgia. Criminal Disenfranchisement laws keep criminals from voting. Each state has different rules […]
The King Center and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights Launch Letter From Birmingham Jail Program to Mark International Human Rights Day Celebration offers a two-day nonviolence training and a panel discussion Dec. 8 to 10 ATLANTA, GA (December 2, 2020) – The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King […]