By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD Carleton B. Crutchfield, Esq. Christopher E. Crutchfield, Esq. In his famous April 4, 1967 speech opposing the war in Vietnam, Martin Luther King, Jr. said that "The arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice." Today more than 50 years since his famous speech, our children are growing up in a world which offers both enormous … [Read more...]
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 (2017) 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.
A “beloved community” based on justice, equal opportunity and love was part of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream. Poverty, racism and militarism, on the other hand, were the “the triple evils” that served as barriers, stated the late civil rights leader. Dr. King learned this concept from philosopher-theologian Josiah Royce, who founded the Fellowship of Reconciliation, a … [Read more...]
By Mary Turck Adjunct faculty member at Macalester College and Metropolitan State University and former editor of TC Daily Planet Hard to think about dreams after the election — nightmares dominate, 24/7. Thinking about dreams, I remember Langston Hughes: Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. After our … [Read more...]
Monday morning, January 18, at 7 am, former two-time governor of Massachusetts and author Deval Patrick delivered the keynote speech for the 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This sold-out event with over 2,000 people in attendance was organized by the General Mills Foundation and United Negro … [Read more...]
On Monday, January 18, two groups totaling around 50 people marched on both the St. Paul and Minneapolis sides of the Lake Street Bridge. The groups converged on the bridge for a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day protest demanding that the case of the shooting death of Marcus Golden by police be re-opened. The event was hosted by Justice for Marcus Golden and was done in … [Read more...]