The movie “Selma” features a stellar lead performance by David Oyelowo (foreground) as Martin Luther King Jr. The film chronicles King’s 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., as a protest against voter discrimination.
The movie “Selma” features a stellar lead performance by David Oyelowo (foreground) as Martin Luther King Jr. The film chronicles King’s 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., as a protest against voter discrimination. Paramount Pictures Atsushi Nishijima
The movie “Selma” features a stellar lead performance by David Oyelowo (foreground) as Martin Luther King Jr. The film chronicles King’s 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., as a protest against voter discrimination. Paramount Pictures Atsushi Nishijima

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MLK Day 2019

This year marks the 33rd national observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. Monday would be his 90th birthday.

Glenn E. Rice covers crime, courts and breaking news for The Kansas City Star, where he’s worked since 1988. Rice is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Central Missouri.