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.
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 (2019) we’ve asked community members the question: How are you living out Dr. King’s dream?
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]