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time.com
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Campus Protests Are Called Disruptive. So Was the Civil Rights Movement

Public officials invoke historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr. to oppose and justify the criminalization of present-day protests. [ more ]
www.npr.org
5 months ago
Social justice

5 MLK speeches you should know. Spoiler: 'I Have a Dream' isn't on the list

King's greatest contribution to the Civil Rights Movement was his oratory.
King would rewrite and recycle old speeches, often making changes to phrasing and rhythm. [ more ]
Secret London
5 months ago
London

A Blue Plaque Honouring Martin Luther King Has Been Put Up In London

London has unveiled the first blue heritage plaque honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
The plaque commemorates King's first sermon on British soil at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in 1961. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Social justice

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: How was it established and everything else you need to know about the holiday

Martin Luther King, Jr., advocated nonviolent resistance against racial segregation.
MLK led the Civil Rights Movement, resulting in significant legislative changes like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Social justice

Opinion | Martin Luther King Jr. Wasn't a Lone Messiah

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a collaborative leader who built a movement.
The connection between Medgar Evers and Dr. King highlights the challenges faced by the civil rights movement. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 week ago
Black Lives Matter

How well did the Civil Rights Act live up to its promise?

The March on Washington inspired change and led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. [ more ]
time.com
2 months ago
Black Lives Matter

Campus Protests Are Called Disruptive. So Was the Civil Rights Movement

Public officials invoke historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr. to oppose and justify the criminalization of present-day protests. [ more ]
www.npr.org
5 months ago
Social justice

5 MLK speeches you should know. Spoiler: 'I Have a Dream' isn't on the list

King's greatest contribution to the Civil Rights Movement was his oratory.
King would rewrite and recycle old speeches, often making changes to phrasing and rhythm. [ more ]
Secret London
5 months ago
London

A Blue Plaque Honouring Martin Luther King Has Been Put Up In London

London has unveiled the first blue heritage plaque honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
The plaque commemorates King's first sermon on British soil at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in 1961. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Social justice

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: How was it established and everything else you need to know about the holiday

Martin Luther King, Jr., advocated nonviolent resistance against racial segregation.
MLK led the Civil Rights Movement, resulting in significant legislative changes like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Social justice

Opinion | Martin Luther King Jr. Wasn't a Lone Messiah

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a collaborative leader who built a movement.
The connection between Medgar Evers and Dr. King highlights the challenges faced by the civil rights movement. [ more ]
www.npr.org
1 week ago
Black Lives Matter

How well did the Civil Rights Act live up to its promise?

The March on Washington inspired change and led to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. [ more ]
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#black-history
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

This self-guided tour takes you through the Black history of UC Berkeley's campus

UC Berkeley's Sproul Hall has significant Black history tied to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1967 speech.
UC Berkeley's Self-Guided Black History Tour highlights lesser-known historical figures connected to the university. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

This self-guided tour takes you through the Black history of UC Berkeley's campus

UC Berkeley's Sproul Hall has historical significance in Black history.
UC Berkeley Self-Guided Black History Tour highlights important Black figures connected to the institution. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

This self-guided tour takes you through the Black history of UC Berkeley's campus

UC Berkeley's Sproul Hall has significant Black history tied to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1967 speech.
UC Berkeley's Self-Guided Black History Tour highlights lesser-known historical figures connected to the university. [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
Black Lives Matter

This self-guided tour takes you through the Black history of UC Berkeley's campus

UC Berkeley's Sproul Hall has historical significance in Black history.
UC Berkeley Self-Guided Black History Tour highlights important Black figures connected to the institution. [ more ]
moreblack-history
HuffPost
5 months ago
US news

Dexter Scott King, Younger Son Of Martin Luther King Jr., Dies Of Cancer At 62

Dexter Scott King, the son of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, has died at age 62 after battling prostate cancer.
Dexter King focused on shepherding his father's legacy and protecting the King family's intellectual property. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
California

Minorias dicen que siguen librando la lucha de Martin Luther King Jr. tras 6 decadas

La 40ª Marcha por la Unidad de Martin Luther King Jr. congregó a cientos de participantes en el centro de Fresno
Algunos manifestantes protestaron contra la guerra de Israel en Gaza durante la marcha [ more ]
#celebration
BKReader
5 months ago
Brooklyn

BAM Hosts 38th Annual MLK Day Event

The 38th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought together hundreds of people to celebrate his legacy.
The event included performances, addresses from civic leaders, and a keynote speech from Reginald Dwayne Betts. [ more ]
www.eastbaytimes.com
6 months ago
East Bay (California)

In brief: El Cerrito celebrating MLK holiday on Sunday, Monday

El Cerrito will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with celebrations on Sunday and Monday
This year's theme is Living The Dream: It Starts With Me! Spreading Hope, Courage and Unity [ more ]
BKReader
5 months ago
Brooklyn

BAM Hosts 38th Annual MLK Day Event

The 38th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. brought together hundreds of people to celebrate his legacy.
The event included performances, addresses from civic leaders, and a keynote speech from Reginald Dwayne Betts. [ more ]
www.eastbaytimes.com
6 months ago
East Bay (California)

In brief: El Cerrito celebrating MLK holiday on Sunday, Monday

El Cerrito will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with celebrations on Sunday and Monday
This year's theme is Living The Dream: It Starts With Me! Spreading Hope, Courage and Unity [ more ]
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ABC7 San Francisco
5 months ago
San Francisco

Volunteers help clean SF's Tenderloin 1 piece of trash at a time in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteers clean up the streets of the Tenderloin in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Glide Memorial Church hosts a day of action to celebrate Dr. King's legacy. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
5 months ago
US politics

MLK Jr. holiday celebrations include acts of service and parades, but some take a political turn

Some Martin Luther King Jr. holiday events took on a political tone amidst the backdrop of the November presidential election.
Former U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney criticized Trump for not accepting his loss and threatening the foundations of democracy. [ more ]
#diversity
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

'There's too much at stake.' Rainbow/PUSH calls for educational equity on MLK Day

Nearly 1,000 people gathered in Chicago to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and advocate for continued change and equity.
The Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship breakfast focused on the theme of 'Save Our Children' in response to attempts to eliminate diversity and equity efforts in schools. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Social justice

Rabbi Seth M. Limmer: MLK taught us to love our neighbor. Unity between Black and Jewish Americans is vital.

Martin Luther King Jr. wrote sermons while imprisoned in Albany, Georgia, a year before writing "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."
The unity and diversity of the Selma to Montgomery March, captured in a historic photo, inspired generations of faith leaders. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Chicago

'There's too much at stake.' Rainbow/PUSH calls for educational equity on MLK Day

Nearly 1,000 people gathered in Chicago to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and advocate for continued change and equity.
The Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship breakfast focused on the theme of 'Save Our Children' in response to attempts to eliminate diversity and equity efforts in schools. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Social justice

Rabbi Seth M. Limmer: MLK taught us to love our neighbor. Unity between Black and Jewish Americans is vital.

Martin Luther King Jr. wrote sermons while imprisoned in Albany, Georgia, a year before writing "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."
The unity and diversity of the Selma to Montgomery March, captured in a historic photo, inspired generations of faith leaders. [ more ]
morediversity
Advocate.com
5 months ago
Black Lives Matter

How clashing interpretations of Martin Luther King's legacy fuels the fight over DEI and affirmative action

Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech still resonates today
There is a culture war over the interpretation of King's quotes [ more ]
ESPN.com
5 months ago
National Football League

MLK III, family to be honorary Bucs captains

Martin Luther King III and his family will attend an NFL game for the first time to honor his late father, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will honor Dr. King's legacy throughout the game with video board tributes and performances by the Bethune Cookman University Concert Chorale. [ more ]
The Nation
5 months ago
Social justice

Martin Luther King, Critical Race Theorist

Republicans have used Martin Luther King Jr. to attack critical race theory (CRT)
Misinterpretations of King's beliefs are based on a color-blind perspective [ more ]
New York Post
5 months ago
Social justice

Martin Luther King Jr.: The best of America

Black Americans still face inequities despite progress in racial equality.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is marked by the progress made in racial equality. [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
5 months ago
Social justice

Letters: We can honor Martin Luther King Jr. by following his example

King's impact on society is connected to his philosophy of equality and rejecting bigotry
To honor King, commit to treating others with fairness and compassion [ more ]
Chicago Tribune
6 months ago
Social justice

Op-ed: Black leaders have an obligation to fulfill MLK's dream

Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society remains largely unfulfilled.
Black elected leaders have the power to bring about equity and fulfill King's dream. [ more ]
Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly
6 months ago
Silicon Valley

Clarence B. Jones at Stanford | Metro Silicon Valley | Silicon Valley's Leading Weekly

Clarence B. Jones, attorney and advisor to Martin Luther King Jr., discusses his experiences working with King for desegregation.
Jones helped King draft his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech and smuggled his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" to the world in 1963. [ more ]
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