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Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “Mountaintop” speech on April 3, 1968.

It is a moment seared in the memories of so many Americans: the day in 1968 they learned that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated. The Rev. Jesse Jackson was there, and he shares his memories with Chicago Tonight.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. speaks Monday.

On a day honoring a man devoted to racial harmony, many leaders and activists are reacting to assertions from President Donald Trump that he is not a racist.

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Classical music gets a soulful twist in a show that reaches from Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre to a notorious prison in Louisiana.

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(Chicago History Museum)

Tribute concerts, storytelling, films and artwork commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. Here are eight ways to mark the holiday.

Permanent Memorial to King Erected in Marquette Park

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Once a neighborhood unwelcoming to families of color, Marquette Park is not only a more diverse community today, but one that's now home to a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial.

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As we reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we take a look at his lasting impact and what the Civil Rights struggle can tell us about the social movements of today.

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We take a look to see how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is being celebrated across the city today. Read a blog and watch videos.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists delve further into the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech. Watch the web extra video.

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Where does the nation – and the city of Chicago – stand on this 50th anniversary of the March on Washington? What might Martin Luther King Jr. think of the state of racial equality in Chicago? Elizabeth Brackett and her guests discuss the past, and more importantly, the future.

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Two titans of the Civil Rights Era – Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Otis Moss Jr. – open up with personal stories of their relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Two titans of the Civil Rights era – Rev. Jesse Jackson and Otis Moss Jr. – open up with personal stories of their relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Bayard Rustin

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, we meet the man behind the March on Washington, the "invisible man" of the Civil Rights movement -- Bayard Rustin.