Tag: MLK

IPFW to offer spoken word tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

IPFW to offer spoken word tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

| December 26, 2013

The IPFW Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is scheduled to host “A Tribute to King in Spoken Word” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 15.

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The Rev. T.J. Jemison,  civil rights leader, dies at 95

The Rev. T.J. Jemison, civil rights leader, dies at 95

| December 18, 2013

The Rev. T. J. Jemison, a longtime Louisiana pastor, pioneering civil rights leader and founder of one of the nation’s met effective faith-based civil rights organizations, has died. He was 95.

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Influential leader to keynote MLK Unity Day

Influential leader to keynote MLK Unity Day

| December 17, 2013

The Martin Luther King Jr. Club is gearing up for its 29th annual Dr. King’s Unity Day Celebration, the largest Dr. King celebration in the state of Indiana.

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Whose dream are we living?

| October 3, 2013

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.

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50 years later: What are we really doing?

50 years later: What are we really doing?

| September 10, 2013

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 […]

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Local groups celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

Local groups celebrate 50th anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

| September 9, 2013

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.

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Obama at March anniversary: Economic fairness our ‘great unfinished business’

| September 8, 2013

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 […]

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March on Washington: Then & now

March on Washington: Then & now

| August 29, 2013

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.

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The March on Washington 50 Years On: Fort Wayne Echoes of Dr. King’s Dream

The March on Washington 50 Years On: Fort Wayne Echoes of Dr. King’s Dream

| August 21, 2013

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.

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Nephew of MLK tells city more work to be done

Nephew of MLK tells city more work to be done

| June 12, 2013

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.

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