Tag: MLK

MLK speaker at Manchester battles racism by building understanding

MLK speaker at Manchester battles racism by building understanding

| January 31, 2017

NORTH MANCHESTER—“After 148 years of nothing but violence and hatred, it’s time we get to know one another on a social basis, not under a cover of darkness.” –Daryl Davis Manchester University has selected a musician and author—one who has made it his quest to understand and combat racism—to be the keynote speaker at its 49th […]

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Today’s activists can learning from King’s ‘creative disruption’

Today’s activists can learning from King’s ‘creative disruption’

| January 26, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) When Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, he envisioned all kinds of people descending on our nation’s capital, bringing demands to federal agencies. He envisioned people pushing for affordable housing, for quality education, for better health care, for minority business development programs, and more. […]

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MLK’s legacy for Black America in 2017

MLK’s legacy for Black America in 2017

| January 25, 2017

By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (President/CEO, NNPA) As the United States of America and the global community salutes, recognizes and commemorates the 88th birthday of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., it is a providential time to reassess the meaning and challenges of Dr. King’s legacy for Black America in this year of […]

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Anderson University celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Anderson University celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

| January 12, 2017

Day of reflection and service suspends classes on Monday, Jan. 16 ANDERSON—In honor of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Anderson University is suspending classes, Monday, Jan. 16. Instead, students will have opportunities to participate in service projects, demonstrations and other celebratory events in remembrance of King’s legacy. The events of […]

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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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