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2011-08-18 18:34:00

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation and the world prepare to commemorate the life, legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a permanent memorial on the historic National Mall in Washington, DC, Hyundai Motor America today announced a $1 million donation in support of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. The donation was granted to support the Foundation's mission of making the dream of a permanent memorial to Dr. King...

2010-01-14 15:13:00

Take Back D.C. Coalition Also to Be Discussed on AFGE Radio Show WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The life of Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered this week on the American Federation of Government Employees' (AFGE) "Inside Government" radio program. The show will air on Friday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. EST nationwide on Federal News Radio at www.federalnewsradio.com and 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C., area. Stanford University's Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education...

2008-08-29 06:00:29

By Oren Dorell The children of Martin Luther King Jr. and a man who was there for his "I Have a Dream" speech 45 years ago said Thursday at the Democratic National Convention that Sen. Barack Obama's nomination for president is one realization of King's dream. "We are making a major down payment on the fulfillment of that dream," said Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a former civil rights activist. Lewis was there as a speaker when King made his speech before 250,000 people at the...

2005-08-26 14:37:45

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., faces an extended stay in an Atlanta hospital, where she is recovering from a stroke that left her partly paralyzed, her doctor said on Friday. King, 78, has been unable to walk or speak at length since August 16, when she fell ill in her Atlanta home. The civil rights matriarch will remain at Piedmont Hospital for at least another month to receive physical and speech...

2005-08-19 15:02:20

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was partially paralyzed after suffering a stroke this week and may not fully recover, her doctor said on Friday. King, 78, was taken to an Atlanta hospital on Tuesday after suffering a severe stroke that paralyzed part of her right side and affected her ability to speak, said Dr. Maggie Mermin. "She said a few words today and we're very encouraged by that," Mermin...

2005-08-16 13:37:15

By Paul Simao ATLANTA (Reuters) - Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has been admitted to an Atlanta hospital with an undisclosed condition, a hospital official said on Tuesday. "She is here and is resting comfortably," said Diana Lewis, a spokeswoman for Piedmont Hospital. Lewis would not give any details on why King, 78, was brought to the hospital or when she had been admitted. King was briefly hospitalized at the same hospital...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'