One of the last photographs   of  Martin Luther King as  he   was speaking to a mass rally on April 3th, 1968,  in Memphis. He was shot dead by a sniper  the following day

It was his third visit to Memphis in less than three weeks. On April 3rd, 1968, Martin Luther King jnr arrived in the southern city of Memphis ahead o(...)

Martin Luther King addresses 25,000 civil rights marchers in Montgomery, Alabama, on March 25th, 1965. Photograph: Stephen F Somerstein/Getty Images

Robert Kennedy spent the afternoon of April 4th, 1968, travelling to Indianapolis for a rally in support of his bid to win the Democratic Party nomina(...)

Dr Martin Luther King Jr makes his last public appearance at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3rd, 1968. The following day King was assassinated on his motel balcony. Photograph: AP Photo/Charles Kelly

This is an edited version of the “Mountaintop speech”, delivered by Martin Luther King on April 3rd, 1968, at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. (...)

Martin Luther King: US contemplates his legacy amid polarised views as to what to do with statues of Confederate generals who fought for the pro-slavery south.

As the United States prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death next Thursday, the anniversary has prompted much soul-search(...)

Michelle Rossi and her fourteen-year-old daughter Olivia  attended the march. Olivia, an eighth-grader from Maryland, has had her own experience with gun crime.  Photograph: Suzanne Lynch/The Irish Times

They came in their thousands. Shortly before noon on Saturday, students, parents and ordinary citizens from across the United States descended on Wash(...)

File image of Ava DuVernay. Photograph: Getty Images

Diversity swings and roundabouts. Earlier this month, the Academy Awards ceremony was careful to rally around the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. By th(...)

The Hardy Bucks: We haven’t seen Eddie, Buzz, French toast and The Boo since 2015

Yee-ha! It’s redneck heaven on the telly this month, with the return of those good ol’ Trailer Park Boys to Netflix at the end of the month, preceded (...)

Frank McGuinness: Excerpts from his play ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ will be performed in Cork Prison. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

“A kind of eerie sadness” is how theatre director Andrew Flynn recalls the last time he was involved putting on a production of Frank McGuinness’s “So(...)

Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Photograph: Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

The press junkets for Marvel pictures are always spectacular events. Drawing on the talents of enough busy professionals to dredge a second Suez Canal(...)

US president Donald Trump  ignited outrage last week by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from ‘sh**hole countries’. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Carmel Stelzner: ‘Trump’s assertion that Norwegians would be desirable immigrants didn’t land as a huge complement here’ Reports of Donald Trump’s da(...)

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