Tag: MLK

Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

Dr. C.T. Vivian slated to mark Dr. King’s ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech in Fort Wayne

| March 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On April 3, 1968 the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared from the pulpit of Mason Temple Church of God in Christ in Memphis, Tenn.: “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But, I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. […]

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Letter from a Birmingham jail: It’s past time to wait

Letter from a Birmingham jail: It’s past time to wait

| January 13, 2016

Excerpts from MLK’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’ Editor’s note: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is often celebrated as man, who in light of his non-violent nature and in spite of his tremendous oratory skills, was a timed, universally loved figure who wanted to avoid conflict and was hesitant to criticize the more subtle forms of racism […]

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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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Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

| March 6, 2015

By John Pierce Special to Frost Illustrated Just as we look upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks as pioneers of the civil rights movement, we may someday look back at children, parents and teachers involved in Indiana’s pre-kindergarten pilot program as pioneers of another important movement. That is the movement to ensure […]

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The Mountaintop: Director’s notes

The Mountaintop: Director’s notes

| February 9, 2015

Editor’s note: During this Black History Month, the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts is scheduled to present “The Mountaintop,” a play by American playwright Katori Hall, described as “a gripping reimagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Below, the play’s director, […]

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Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

| January 28, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Martin Luther King wrapped himself around the gauze of the crucified Jesus and began his short journey on this earth. He believed strongly as James Russell Lowell put it: “Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne.” Judge Derrick Bell interpreted this quote with the following: “Defeat, disgrace […]

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‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

‘Martin Luther King in Palestine:’ Film chronicles unique journey of peace to Middle East hotspot

| January 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Center for Middle East Peace is scheduled to present the film “Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine,” chronicling Dr. Clayborne Carson’s play about Dr. King as it was presented in Palestine, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 5 at the Downtown Allen County Library Theater, 900 Library Plaza. Dr. Carson is […]

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Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago

Chavis: Civil Rights Movement needed more now than five decades ago

| January 27, 2015

By Nathan Hardin Special to the NNPA from The Fayetteville Observer PEMBROKE–Civil rights leader Benjamin Chavis kicked off a week-long Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Pembroke on Jan. 16  by saying a civil rights movement is of greater need in the state now than it was nearly five decades ago. “One of the […]

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New report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

New report finds ‘staggering inequality’ of incomes once decried by MLK

| January 21, 2015

(GIN)—Income inequality, one of the issues that so troubled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is again front and center in today’s news. A new report on the topic has come up with figures that even caught the financial community by surprise. For example: members of the “world’s richest” club earn half-a-million dollars per minute, the […]

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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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