The high road to a better America for us all, the hope in Dr. King’s dream, is being gouged out of the minds and hearts of Americans, replaced by an opposing dream bereft of hope and severely lacking in equality.
Author of ‘King—The Dream Revisited’ revisits work 20 years after debut By Minister Servant LeRoy Page Special to Frost Illustrated After reading several newspaper articles and watching station after station of TV news reports concerning black on black crime and violence 20 years ago, I thought “What would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm […]
The Martin Luther King Jr. Club Inc., the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne Urban League and television channel PBS39 joined others across the world in commemorating the historic March on Washington on Aug. 28, at the USF Performing Arts Center.
By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON—After repeatedly praising Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., for leading a movement in the 1950s and 1960s that demolished America’s apartheid-like treatment of African Americans, President Obama told those attending an observance of the 1963 March on Washington Aug. 28 that making sure blacks and whites are on the […]
By Norman and Velma Murphy Hill—Fifty years ago, 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to call for justice and equality for all Americans. As the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom approaches, we, participants in the march we helped to plan, are delighted that this remarkable moment will be commemorated.
August 28, 2013, marks 50 years since the momentous March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech.” Join UC² and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs as we mark the anniversary of this event by welcoming to IPFW members of the community with a direct connection to the great march.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther Kings Jr.’s speaking at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, the Urban League and the University of St. Francis partnered to commemorate Dr. King’s powerful message on social justice by focusing on the future of education and how to teach our community members how to increase peace.
Among those on hand to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech in Fort Wayne and to welcome his nephew, minister and educator Dr. Derek King to the city, was the Queens African-American Literature and Art Club (Queens) Inc. Members of the group gave dramatic presentations of some of history’s great women liberators, including Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Mary McLeod Bethune.
By Dr. Clifford F. Buttram Jr.—Recently, I attended the University of Saint Francis’ 50th Anniversary celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. address at the former Scottish Rite. During the luncheon events, Dr. King’s nephew, Dr. Derek King, spoke about three ills that continue to affect the African American community: poverty, ignorance and in equality. Interestingly, these three issues have not fundamentally changed for the black community since Dr. King’s 1963 visit nor do they appear to even be relevant to many people in 2013. Why? Because to not adequately address poverty (from a local, state, and national level) underscores and validates multiple levels of ignorance within factions of our society which ultimately, and negatively, affect the equality that was battled for over the past 150 years. History is made every minute, but we live it through the past.