Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at a time where the words he spoke were radical, important, and needing to be both heard and said. Fifty-five years later, we still have so much farther to go. I echo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words — 55 years […]
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Special Section
As you may know, for several years the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder (MSR) has offered a special Martin Luther King, Jr. print edition in celebration of his legacy.
Providing a space for community voices is very important to us. Each year, in addition to an event calendar, we select a quotation from Dr. King’s extensive writings and ask community members to share their thoughts on the relevance of the quotation or Dr. King’s legacy.
This year (2018) we’ve asked community members the question: What is your dream for your community?
We hope you enjoy the voices gathered here for our special Martin Luther King, Jr. legacy spotlight, and we thank you for your continued support of the MSR.
Most of Dr. King’s speech sometimes feels lost — the words “I have a dream” dominate our collective memory — so allow me to revive, at least, one other sentence from that speech: “In a sense, we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check.” King’s speech was not merely aspirational, but rooted in […]
“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., quote […]
We need to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Democracy is under attack. Black Women are the ones who have the stamina and the courage to step forward when others who say they are progressive or liberal cannot or will not. It […]
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps perpetrates it. He who accepts evil without protesting it is really cooperating with it.” —Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King What is evil in this world? Racism, sexism, poverty and war. These are the evils that I am concerned about, protest […]
My dream for the community is that we all get to pursue our dreams, live our values, and follow our passion. This can only happen if we all are given equal opportunities. When I think about the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech,” it makes me reflect on how far we’ve […]
Still, many believe much work is left Many of its words were improvised, and some were not even original. But Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech summarized the struggles of millions of Americans and inspired people of all backgrounds, then and now. The 18-minute oration from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial remains […]
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout his lifetime advocated for a fair and equitable community. The MSR, in past years, has asked local officials and others to share their thoughts on Dr. King’s dream, as we annually recognize his legacy each January. This year, however, we spoke to three South High School students, all born […]
Listed below are MLK, Jr. events in the Twin Cities and beyond. If you know of an event that we missed, let us know in the comment section! Thursday, January 11 6 pm, Mayoral MLK Reception, AICHO, 202 West 2nd Street, Duluth A chance for the community to come together in unity and celebrate diversity. This […]
Thursday, January 12 6:30-9 pm, Mayor’s MLK Reception, Zeitgeist Arts Cafe, 222 E. Superior St. Duluth This event is in conjunction with the 2017 Twin Ports’ MLK Tribute events. Visit http://duluthnaacp.org/mlk for more information. Thursday, January 13 10:30 am, — 12:30 pm, Books For Africa, Books For Africa Warehouse, 635 Prior Ave. N., Suite 100, St. […]