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In honor of MLK Day Monday, Wilmington's MLK Celebration Committee has been putting on events all week long.
Rep. Mickey Michaux knows how to recognize what his friend, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., called “the fierce urgency of now” during his speech at The March on Washington. And, Michaux said Saturday at an event to remember that speech, the urgency of now is calling again.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s granddaughter hosted an inspiring group of children who called on their peers Saturday to follow the civil rights leader's example and engage in community outreach.
Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the day the world lost Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The city's role in the civil rights movement and King's death has long made it a destination for anyone interested in King's legacy.
Most people expressed the idea that using King's speech to "sell trucks" crossed a line between a heartfelt message and exploiting emotions just to push a vehicle.
People across the country are honoring the legacy Martin Luther King, Jr. left behind. In the Port City, crowds gathered in Downtown Wilmington to pay their respects.
President Donald Trump marked his first Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday Monday largely out of sight, buffeted by accusations that he used a racially tinged word to describe African countries and scoffed at the suggestion of admitting more Haitians to the U.S.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Southeastern North Carolina Celebration committee has planned the biggest week of events ever for the Cape Fear.