Martin Luther King Jr.

University exhibition closes after students decry 'racially insensitive' art in MLK Day protest

Artist Dominique Simmons opted to remove her work from an exhibition at Arkansas Tech University after hundreds of students marched in protest against its presence on campus

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‘We’re looking at the past as a gateway to the future’: Hank Willis Thomas on his new Martin Luther King Jr monument

The towering work, which depicts the interlocked arms of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, was unveiled in Boston ahead of the MLK Day holiday

Mixed reviews for Hank Willis Thomas's new Boston memorial honouring Martin Luther King Jr

The public sculpture is based on a photograph of the assassinated civil rights leader hugging his wife Coretta Scott King—but some say it looks offensive from certain angles

How US museums are celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, from coast to coast

The 27th anniversary of the federal holiday honouring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being celebrated nationwide through a dynamic series of online and in-person events

Poignant online videos showcase 20 sites from Alabama’s civil rights era

World Monuments Fund joins partners in launching an oral history project

Harlem gallery performance evokes Martin Luther King Jr’s final moments

Jazz musician Melvin Gibbs remembers the Civil Rights Leader’s death and the impact it had on the African American community at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise

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Selection of Chinese sculptor to create Martin Luther King memorial angers black artists

More than 4,000 people have signed a petition to appoint an African American architect and artist for the monument