Martin Luther King Jr. Archives

‘I Have A Dream’ – address at The March on Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963

January 21, 2021

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope… [Read More]

Why Dr. King’s ‘dream’ is important now more than ever

January 14, 2021

“Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On January 18, 2021 our nation will remember civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a day in his honor. It couldn’t come at a better time, as this nation deals with extreme issues of racism, injustice against the… [Read More]

The meaning of The Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday holiday in 2021

January 14, 2021

By Douglas Haynes Vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of California, Irvine Monday, January 18 marks the 35th anniversary of the federal holiday in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Signed into law in 1983 and first observed in 1986, the holiday is a deserving tribute to King for advancing… [Read More]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream lives in acts of justice big and small

January 14, 2021

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had to have known as he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 57 years ago that the moment would change a nation. After the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, King stood before a sea of 250,000 people gathered Aug. 28, 1963, below the… [Read More]

Three important lessons we can learn from Dr. King’s legacy

January 14, 2021

Exactly 91 years ago to the day, a child was born in Atlanta, Georgia named Michael King, Jr., who would change the world. His father would eventually change his name in honor of the German leader of the Protestant Reformation, and it was by that name – Martin Luther King, Jr. – that the world… [Read More]

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2021

By The Late Coretta Scott King Special to the Milwaukee Times Reprint from 1985, during the passage of the King Holiday bill by the U.S. Senate. We have set in motion a great celebration of freedom and justice, in honor of America’s hero and patriot, Martin Luther King, Jr. When Martin began his career, the… [Read More]

How to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in the post-Trump age

January 14, 2021

By Jonathan Capehart Opinion writer Last year, I was invited to give the keynote address at a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark. Judging by the reaction of the congregation, there is righteous anger and pain over what is happening in our country under… [Read More]

How to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in the age of Trump

January 23, 2020

By Jonathan Capehart Opinion writer On Sunday, I was invited to give the keynote address at a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., at Bethany Baptist Church in Newark. Judging by the reaction of the congregation, there is righteous anger and pain over what is happening in our country under… [Read More]

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream lives in acts of justice big and small

January 23, 2020

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., had to have known as he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech 57 years ago that the moment would change a nation. After the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, King stood before a sea of 250,000 people gathered Aug. 28, 1963, below the… [Read More]

Why Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ is important now more than ever

January 16, 2020

On January 20, 2020 our nation will remember civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a day in his honor. It couldn’t come at a better time, as this nation deals with extreme polarization and a resurgence of negativity of all kinds, from racism to political apathy. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., never… [Read More]