Unity Day Celebration

Spotlight on MLK Club Breakfast with the Clergy, Unity Day 2016

Spotlight on MLK Club Breakfast with the Clergy, Unity Day 2016

| February 3, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville    What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because we’re going to share a great deal of beauty that happened Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at Grand Wayne Center for Dr. King’s Day. It all started at 8 a.m., with the eighth annual Breakfast with the Clergy […]

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A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| January 15, 2016

A brief history of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.| From various sources including online King websites and Taylor Branch’s “Parting the Waters.”   In the beginning On Jan. 15, 1929, a second child is born into the family of the Rev. Michael King and Alberta Christine Williams King, the daughter of Atlanta’s […]

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How the King holiday came to be

How the King holiday came to be

| January 15, 2016

For many, it seems that there always has been a national holiday honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, numerous celebrations are held throughout the country, including here in Fort Wayne, where the MLK Jr. Club hosts one of the biggest and most respected Unity Day gatherings in this part of the country. […]

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MLK Mentor Weekend world’s largest celebration of life, work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Mentor Weekend world’s largest celebration of life, work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| January 13, 2016

500 cities expected to provide mentoring for youth on Dr. King’s Birthday CHICAGO (Courtesy of The Black Star Project USA)—On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 2016 Birthday Weekend, The Black Star Project is organizing the largest commemoration of the great civil rights and human rights leader ever. In 500 cities across America, men and women […]

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The legacy of Dr. King: ‘We can win, but…’

The legacy of Dr. King: ‘We can win, but…’

| January 13, 2016

“I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.  I believe that what self-centered men have torn down, other-centered men can build up.”—Dr. Martin L. King Jr. By the Rev. Bill McGill […]

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Recognizing importance, prominence of the Dr. King Holiday

Recognizing importance, prominence of the Dr. King Holiday

| January 12, 2016

By Clifford F. Buttram Jr. Special to Frost Illustrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work, 1955-1965 Undoubtedly, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. changed America’s moral, constitutional and social heading in the span of 10 years. From 1955 to 1965, his tireless efforts are still not fully understood nor are they properly framed for us to […]

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2016 MLK Club Clergy of the Year; clergy inspirational speaker

2016 MLK Club Clergy of the Year; clergy inspirational speaker

| January 6, 2016

Pastor Anthony Payton, Pastor Robert Bell at forefront of MLK event Courtesy of the MLK Club Board of Directors FORT WAYNE—The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther […]

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University of St. Francis offering chance to participate in MLK Day activities

University of St. Francis offering chance to participate in MLK Day activities

| December 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE—While many schools and businesses in the area are taking the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday off as a holiday, the University of Saint Francis, in partnership with the YWCA, will take a different approach. Paying tribute to Dr. King through “A Day On, Not a Day Off” and a panel discussion […]

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31st Annual MLK Club Unity Day guest speaker, Breakfast with the Clergy set forJan. 18, 2016

31st Annual MLK Club Unity Day guest speaker, Breakfast with the Clergy set forJan. 18, 2016

| December 23, 2015

Courtesy of MLK Club Board members FORT WAYNE—The Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Club is a non-profit organization and was founded in 1986 by the late Glyn R. Gleason. It was organized to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote education, literacy, ethnic and cultural diversity. The organization’s […]

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2015 MLK Club Unity Day guest speakers; Breakfast with the Clergy

2015 MLK Club Unity Day guest speakers; Breakfast with the Clergy

| January 14, 2015

By  Clifford Buttram Jr. The MLK Club Annual Unity Day celebrations promote community awareness, camaraderie, and an opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each year, we host a Breakfast with the Clergy to start the celebration and to acknowledge and award our local clergy. Immediately following the breakfast, […]

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