Monday, December 5, 2022

MLK50

Okay, so there's cute. Then there's "Awww . . ." And then there's this. Because obviously, it's cute when a child gets up to speak at an adult program. It's "Awww..." when said child bashfully says he's going to recite...
Soon after he was shot on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was whisked to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m. on April 4, 1968. Today, old St. Joseph rests...
The number of African-Americans in Shelby County living in poverty is 2.5 times greater than that of whites, and almost half of African-American children in the city are living in poverty, a number that’s four times greater than that...
Marta W. Aldrich, Caroline Bauman and Laura Faith Kebede, Chalkbeat Tennessee Memphis has a special, painful relationship with the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. It was here, on April 4, 1968, that the iconic civil rights leader was...
John Greene knew about the march scheduled for March 28 — word on the street was that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be in town to lead it. But for whatever reason, Greene chose instead to go relax...
“We are in intense times ripe with opportunity.” The observation was offered by one of the many people musing about “Where do we go from here?” The context, of course, is the 50th commemoration of the assassination of Dr. Martin...
In April 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped onto the campus of LeMoyne College. Those accompanying him included Nat D. Williams, whose rootedness into what is now ZIP code 38126 would give anyone traveling with him instant neighborhood...
The nation’s “drum major for justice” interrupted his Poor People’s Campaign in 1968 to join the city’s public works employees in a strike for higher pay and more humane working conditions. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,who declared that he was...
The first reaction was shock. Stunned silence robbed family and friends of any words. Then came the tears. There would be lots and lots of tears. Deep and utter sadness and disbelief yoked a heavy burden on those who...
Got an early look at a new exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum: "MLK50: A Legacy Remembered." Pretty much everything at the NCRM is moving. But this particular exhibit, which officially opens on April 4, 2018, goes to great...