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Rabbi Israel Dresner, civil rights champion and ally king, dies at 92

Israel S. Dresner, a New Jersey rabbi who ventured to the Deep South in the 1960s to advocate for civil rights, befriended the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and was imprisoned several times for demonstrating against racial segregation, died on January 13. in Wayne, NJ He was 92 years old. His death, at a senior […]

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The Contrast Between Institutional and Personal Memories of Martin Luther King

Rico Gaston, “Martin en famille” (2022) (image courtesy of the artist) One of the ways human beings come to know their value to one another is by remembering and celebrating us when we are gone. Certainly, the way we hold Martin Luther King, Jr., the prominent civil rights activist and leader, in our collective memory […]

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Faith leaders and Grandpas United discuss Dr King’s legacy

Rabbi Lester Bronstein, left, and the Reverend Erwin Trollinger led a virtual discussion last week about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the lessons his message holds for today. The White Plains Youth Bureau Grandpas United hosted a virtual roundtable between Bet Am Shalom Synagogue Rabbi Lester Bronstein and Cabinet […]

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Cedar Rapids University Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Cedar Rapids

The annual breakfast kicked off a week of events planned by the university to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) – Mount Mercy University’s annual breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featured university and student leaders and a city councilman. Cedar Rapids City Councilman Dale […]

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Eddie Rye, Jr. adds a ‘king touch’ to whatever he can in Seattle

By Aaron Allen, The Seattle Medium What motivates African Americans to continue to fight for their rights and promote the legacy and contributions of their most distinguished leaders. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vacation approaches, The Seattle Medium spoke with longtime community activist Eddie Rye, Jr., a local civil rights leader who fights for […]

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10 Places That Shaped Martin Luther King Jr.’s Walk Through History – KION546

By Forrest Brown, CNN Martin Luther King Jr. was born and raised in the American South, but his dream of racial equality and social justice reverberated outside his region, across the country and around the world. And it was just not his vision that covered the world – the man himself embarked on far and […]

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The city will hold a wreath laying ceremony on Martin Luther King Jr.

Brother Walter Umrani holds the crown from the 2011 ceremony. (Sabree Hill, Uptown Messenger file photo) The mayor’s office will mark Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday on Monday (Jan. 17) with a ceremony at the monument to the slain civil rights leader on South Claiborne Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The memorial wreath […]

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Emory Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Week With Virtual Events | Emory University

On April 5, 1957, Martin Luther King Jr., 28, spoke at Dexter Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, to encourage the congregation following a successful bus boycott. He spoke about the liberation of the Gold Coast from the British Empire, stressing the importance of looking to history to move forward. One of his most memorable […]

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The Greek Orthodox Archbishop who stood beside Dr King

The civil rights movement was an iconic turning point for human rights not only in the United States, but around the world. The movement was a decades-long effort by black Americans to end racial discrimination, disenfranchisement, mob and police lynchings, and segregation of public workplaces and schools. Pioneers of the movement such as Medgar Evers, […]

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Yolanda Renee King reflects on Grandfather Martin Luther King’s legacy as she pushes for federal suffrage

“We are struggling with the same issues they are,” King said. 7 November 2021, 13:15 • 7 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article At first glance, Yolanda Renee King is your average teenager. She’s an eighth-grader from Atlanta who attends her college debate club and is waiting to see if she […]

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Plano Police Chief Ed Drain reflects on Martin Luther King’s legacy

Plano Police Chief Ed Drain reflected on the life of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. after being named the recipient of the 2021 MLK Collin College Community Fellowship. Drain made his comments during a video conference with Albert Tezeno, vice president of student services and enrollment at Collin College. The chief said he was particularly […]

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King’s legacy lives on in historic black political victories

At a time when our nation is reeling from both a pandemic and the chaos of unbridled hatred shamefully fomented by the outgoing president of our nation, we are fortunate to be lifted by Reverend Martin Luther King , a man of peace and dignity whose words always ring with clarity and compassion. When I […]

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Reverend Martin Luther King’s Legacy Resonates Deeper This Year

COLORADO SPRINGS — Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s celebrations rang louder Monday, even though they were heard through a computer. For many, like the event honoring Dr. King’s legacy hosted by the Pikes Peak Diversity Council and Colorado College, the celebrations were held virtually. At Colorado College, a day of events and discussions about […]