Once again on the third Monday in January, much of the nation will mark the anniversary of the death of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countless programs and events will no doubt recall several of his famous speeches from the 1963 March on Washington’s “I Have A Dream” to his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” delivered in Memphis during the 1968 sanitation workers’ … [Read more...]
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.
MGN Online If he were alive, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be wholly disgusted with the American experiment. Nothing, but everything, has changed — including how we talk about the Black struggle in America. Revisionist historians, including conservative and shameless Blacks, have reframed the struggle against racism to point the blame at the victims. “Cultural … [Read more...]
Martin Luther King, Jr. birth home \\ Photo courtesy of Google 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. All government-funded parks, museums and landmarks nationwide have been closed since the shutdown began on Dec. 22 as border wall … [Read more...]
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers during his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial in \\ AP Photo 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 … [Read more...]
Sound Off: 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. Interviews were conducted by MSR contributors Onika Nicole Craven, Solomon Gustavo and Chris Juhn. Cheniqua Johnson Cheniqua Johnson, 23, district outreach coordinator for Hennepin County … [Read more...]