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Aretha Franklin performs during the commemoration of the Elton John AIDS Foundation 25th year fall gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin, 76, Dies at Home in Detroit

By Bill Trott (Reuters) Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect"...
Freedom Riders Bob Singleton is pictured at his home in this still image from video in Inglewood

Civil Rights ‘Freedom Riders’ Cherish MLK’s Lasting Legacy, 50 Years On

By Jane Ross LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Bob Singleton only met civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. once, but that meeting changed his life As the...
A "Don't work" sign promoting a holiday to honor the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., on a shop on H Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Book Excerpt: After MLK Death, RFK ‘Poured His Heart Out’

By David Margolick As riots erupted and smoke billowed from black neighborhoods in the wake of Martin Luther King's assassination, Robert F. Kennedy met with...

Book Excerpt: The Untold Story of MLK and RFK

By David Margolick On April 4, 1968, a single gunshot killed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on a motel balcony in Memphis. On...