MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
Dunbar Heritage Association, San Marcos remember legacy of MLK
Hundreds gathered Monday to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by marching around the streets of downtown San Marcos.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Douglas Brinkley on voting rights and the "new Jim Crow"
Nearly six decades after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, and others fought "Jim Crow" laws that blocked some Americans from the ballot box, leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, voting rights - and our very democracy - are under siege again.cbsnews.com
Brace yourself South Florida; ‘Wheels Up, Guns Down’ road mayhem is coming, and officers are ready
Monday won’t be all picnics and parades. While many workers across the region have a day off for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, law enforcement officers will be out in full force. For reasons that still are not that clear, on MLK Day, South Florida roads, even the interstate, morph into a into giant free-for-all. It’s a daredevil’s playground with hundreds of people on dirt bikes and ...news.yahoo.com
King's daughter slams twisting of critical race theory
Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter used an address Monday to push for federal voting rights legislation and slam the twisting of critical race theory to create what she called “false narratives.” Rev. Bernice King said there is a “very urgent need” for voting legislation, and that it is “crucial to humanity across the globe that the United States of America stands as a democratic nation.” King also addressed critical race theory, a way of thinking about America’s history that centers on the idea that racism is systemic in the nation’s institutions and that they function to maintain the dominance of white people in society.news.yahoo.com
Tennessee Group Tries to Save Elementary Students from ‘Emotional Trauma’ of Learning About MLK and the Civil Rights Movement, Education Department Responds
A Southern chapter of the right-wing parents advocacy group Moms of Liberty is protesting teaching the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in school because they […]news.yahoo.com
Bid considered to wipe Alabama arrest records of King, Parks
The quest by a civil rights pioneer to have her arrest record wiped clean after nearly 70 years after she protested racial segregation has raised the possibility of similar bids to clear the names of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. in Alabama.
Pa. school district reverses ban on books by authors of color after backlash from students
The Central York School District in Pennsylvania reversed its “freeze” on a list of anti-racism books and educational resources focused almost entirely on titles related to people of color, including books on Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.washingtonpost.com
Movement for Black Lives: Feds targeted BLM protesters
The federal government deliberately targeted Black Lives Matter protesters via heavy-handed criminal prosecutions in an attempt to disrupt and discourage the global movement that swept the nation last summer in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.
Boston's MLK memorial cleared by city Landmarks Commission
A memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King planned for the Boston Common has received unanimous approval from a city panel, allowing construction to start, the group behind the memorial said Wednesday. The 20-foot-high (6-meter-high) bronze sculpture called “The Embrace" will be one of the country's largest memorials dedicated to racial equity when installation is complete in October 2022, the privately-funded King Boston organization said in a statement. It was fitting that approval Tuesday from the Boston Landmarks Commission came on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's death, organization Executive Director Imari Paris Jeffries said.news.yahoo.com
'Foot soldiers' of Birmingham to BLM: 'Keep on keeping on'
Charles Avery had barely started marching when police arrested him, forced him into a police vehicle and took him to jail for participating in landmark civil rights protests that helped change the nation in 1963. “I had to explain what it was, that it was from Birmingham," said Avery, 76. Veterans of the campaign that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. helped lead to eradicate racial segregation in Birmingham nearly 60 years ago remain firmly in the corner of racial justice now that they're old and gray, with some joining in protests that followed George Floyd's murder by Minneapolis police last year and others watching at home on TV.news.yahoo.com
Derek Chauvin’s attorney files motion for a new trial, alleging misconduct by judge, prosecution and jurors
A spokesman for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, whose office oversaw the prosecution, dismissed the claims. “The court has already rejected many of these arguments, and the state will vigorously oppose them,” he said.washingtonpost.com
Photographer recreates images of civil rights leaders with kids to teach them about Black history
Tricia Messeroux is using her photography talents to educate the next generation about Black history by capturing young children dressed up as famous icons like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nina Simone. As part of the series "Unifying America," Jericka Duncan shows how these photos are now inspiring future leaders.cbsnews.com
Author Peniel E. Joseph to give an inside look at his groundbreaking book about Malcolm X and MLK Jr.
click to enlarge Courtesy of San Antonio Museum of ArtNamed one of Time Magazine’s Must-Read Books in 2020, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. intertwines the stories of the two civil rights leaders, while analyzing the relationship between the men and reexamining how they shaped the movement and era they both helped define. The San Antonio Museum of Art will host a virtual lecture with award-winning author Peniel E. Joseph during which he’ll discuss his book in depth. Along with his joint professorship at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the history department of the University of Texas at Austin, Joseph is a frequent commentator on issues of race, civil rights and democracy.sacurrent.com
Cibolo church leaders offer curbside prayers
Cibolo area church leaders gathered on Main Street in Cibolo outside St. Paul’s Evangelical Church to pray for people driving by, in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on a day set aside in his honor. Cibolo Mayor Stosh Boyle helped bring together spiritual leaders from St. Paul’s, Everyday Christian Fellowship, and Refuge Church of San Antonio in Cibolo to offer a drive-by prayer service on Jan. 18. Tables with boxes of doughnuts were set up, neon cardboard signs were drawn, and a half-dozen church members stood by, inviting passing motorists to pull over to be prayed upon. From 7-9:30 a.m., and again from 3:30-6 p.m., Boyle and the church members stood by, ready to offer prayer and words of comfort for anyone driving past. He was joined that afternoon by Refuge Church children’s pastor Sarah Uhlhorn, and church member Omar Rivera, who held signs announcing the drive-up prayer effort.mysanantonio.com
Students honored by "Museum of the Courageous" for fighting to change their history books
CBS News is recognizing people who are trying to right injustices and bring communities together in a new series, Unifying America. "CBS Evening News" got a look at the Museum of the Courageous, a nonprofit that honors those who stand up to hate. Years ago, a class of fifth-grade students marched into California's state Capitol to testify and rewrite their history books. She and her fellow students are among the first nine honorees of the "Museum of the Courageous" — a new, online nonprofit that highlights those who stand up to hate. "The story of the courageous class really offers us inspiration and a pathway forward," Vazquez added.cbsnews.com
"Museum of the Courageous" nominates group of 5th graders using their voice to combat hate
"Museum of the Courageous" nominates group of 5th graders using their voice to combat hate As we honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr., a group of students deserves special mention for taking Dr. King's message of racial justice to heart. More now from Nikki Battiste in our CBS News series "Unifying America."cbsnews.com
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. as nation reckons with racial injustice
Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. as nation reckons with racial injustice CBS News political contributor Antjuan Seawright joins CBSN to discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 53 years after his assassination, as the nation continues to reckon with racial injustice.cbsnews.com