In 2019, the two Americas King wrote about still remain. A nation once lauded for its enviable and expanding middle class has evolved into a nation of people who are either growing wealthy or growing poor.
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Each year the MSR recognizes and celebrates MLK Jr. Day, Black History Month, the Graduation Celebration for graduating high school seniors, and most recently, Black Music Month, in the print edition. In this space, find stories pertaining to each special edition as categorized.
If he were alive, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be wholly disgusted with the American experiment.
While the Twin Cities may be chock full of events to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the partial government shutdown is affecting observance plans across the country.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has come to be revered as a hero who led a nonviolent struggle to reform and redeem the United States. His birthday is celebrated as a national holiday. Tributes are paid to him on his death anniversary each April, and his legacy is honored in multiple ways.
As we celebrate and reflect on King’s ongoing legacy, the MSR took to the streets to find out how various community members are working to live out his dream today.
Here’s how to watch a live broadcast of the sold-out affair.
A large deterrent to continued progress is propaganda painting King as a sweet guy with a catchy speech device (dreams are nice) instead of as a skilled and calculating social philosopher torquing deep-rooted gears of American governance and culture to rapidly bring attention to the urgent matters of poverty, racism and war.
Find events in the Twin Cities and beyond to celebrate Dr. King’s enduring legacy as a champion of social and racial justice, equity and equality.
The oldest cemetery member is Morgan Jones, a former slave of a Virginia tobacco field who moved to Minnesota after gaining his freedom. Jones lived in Minnesota for 44 years as a free man. He died in 1906 at the age of 101.
(CLICK THE IMAGE TO OPEN THE YEARBOOK) For 23 years, the Spokesman-Recorder nonprofit and its supporters have sponsored the Graduation Celebration, an annual scholarship awards celebration of Cecil E. Newman Scholarship essay winners and graduating seniors in the greater Twin Cities area. In conjunction with the event, graduating seniors are also invited to submit their photos and […]