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David Oyelowo, center, as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo, right, as Coretta Scott King in the film, "Selma."  (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)
David Oyelowo, center, as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Carmen Ejogo, right, as Coretta Scott King in the film, "Selma." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)
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‘Selma’ stars, Oprah march in Alabama in honor of King

SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey and other actors from the movie "Selma" marched with hundreds Sunday ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to recall the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. Their steps in tribute to King in Alabama came as key black members of Congress elsewhere invoked recent police shootings of young black men as evidence that reforms are needed to ensure equal justice for all.

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Dr Martin Luther King
Dr Martin Luther King (William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images)
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Parades, Marches, Service Projects to Honor MLK

New Jersey and the nation pause today to remember Martin Luther King Jr. with parades, marches and service projects.

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Bernice King (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Bernice King (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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MLK’s Daughter Stresses Father’s Legacy

The youngest daughter of Martin Luther King is stressing her father's legacy of peace and nonviolence, on this national holiday in his memory.

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Flikr user U.S. Embassy New Delhi
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Some Schools in Session for MLK Day – Is This an Insult to His Legacy? [POLL]

When I heard the school busses go by the house this morning, knowing it was the Martin Luther King holiday; my first thought was, “…how unusual that school should be open for MLK.”

Then I thought that since Sandy had most schools closed for up to a week, perhaps it was not so unusual after all…since those days were going to have to be made up somewhere

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President Barack Obama paints a quote (" The time is always right to do what is right ") from Martin Luther King, Jr
President Barack Obama paints a quote (" The time is always right to do what is right ") from Martin Luther King, Jr. (Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)
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Obamas Mark King’s Birthday With Volunteer Outing [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama and his family are marking Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a volunteer service project at a local school.

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