During the civil rights movement in 1968, Marks, Miss., became nationally recognized as the epitome of what the nation's most underserved and poor communities looked like. During a visit to Marks in 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Show More Summary
The Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond acquired the personal collection of Wyatt Tee Walker, a theologian and civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King Jr.; the Young Adult Library Services Association...Show More Summary
Yesterday at a Bernie Sanders rally in Atlanta, Killer Mike invoked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a stirring introduction for the candidate. Citing his positions on the Voting Rights act and the ongoing, senseless War on Drugs Black People, Mike gave Sanders a ringing endorsement. This is good stuff right here. Can you feel the […]
Before introducing the Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to a crowd of supporters at the Fox Theater last night, Killer Mike took him to Atlanta's iconic soul food restaurant Busy Bee on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. for some serious soul food. Show More Summary
Rapper Mike Rendell — known professionally as Killer Mike — compared Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. during a rally for the senator in Atlanta on Monday. “I’m not here to talk about a dream that we think is unattainable so we settle for...
ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is invoking the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. as he tries to increase black support in his bid to catch Hillary Rodham Clinton. Sanders is campaigning Monday in the slain civil rights leader's hometown of Atlanta.
It will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library on December 14 at 6:30 p.m. [ more › ]
The 2016 Democratic front runner turns to the right. In a week where Bernie Sanders aligned himself with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on safety nets and economic justice, Hillary Clinton moved to the center-right. Show More Summary
Dramatists Guild president Doug Wright responded to recent controversy surrounding Kent State University’s casting of a white actor to play Martin Luther King Jr. in a production of Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” by blasting “disingenuous” casting. Wright’s Nov. Show More Summary
Much of the media run-up to the speech that some predicted would be a "defining moment" in the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders took note of how the word "socialism" has been demonized in the United States since the 1930s. Show More Summary
In less than two decades, Bob Brown has donated more than 5 million books to Africa. Through his International BookSmart Foundation, Brown, an 86-year-old civil rights activist, friend of Martin Luther King Jr., advisor to the Mandela...Show More Summary
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” –Martin Luther King Jr. In 2013, 51.2 million refugees were forced to flee their homes due to persecution, conflict,... read more The post Exponential Medicine: From Drones to Heartbeat Detecting Devices—Tech Can Aid Disaster Response appeared first on Singularity HUB.
Civil Rights Tour Atlanta, a new three-hour tour organized by Houck, the former aide and driver to Martin Luther King Jr., offers an insider’s perspective into the daily lives of Atlanta’s heralded activists.
This city's first African American councilman lived in the three-story row house, and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to attend meetings there. Eleanor Roosevelt and Clarence Mitchell Jr. did too. The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People saw the old building on Druid Hill Avenue...
Kent State University Play Stars A White Martin Luther King Jr. Wait, what?!? The New York Daily News is reporting that Kent State University is currently staging a play about Martin Luther King, Jr. However, this is a version of
Theater director Michael Oatman decided to exercise an experimental casting choice for his Kent State University production of the stage play The Mountaintop! But the Ohio college production has enraged playwright Katori Hall — because a white actor was cast to play the lead character of Martin Luther King Jr.! Photos: Jason Aldean Wore Blackface On Halloween! The [...]
Katori Hall, the acclaimed playwright who wrote The Mountaintop--the 2009 play set in Memphis’ Lorraine Motel on the eve of Martin Luther King’s assassination—is rightfully angry that a director cast a white actor in the role of King. Read more...
The decision by a black director to cast a white actor as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a production at Ohio's Kent State University has come under fire from the play's author Katori Hall. In September, director Michael Oatman debuted his interpretation of "The Mountaintop," an award-winning drama that imagines Dr. Show More Summary
Kent University production of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop featured a white and black actor, which Hall says was ‘disrespectful’ and a ‘disservice’ The casting of a white actor as Martin Luther King in an Ohio university production of Katori Hall’s acclaimed play The Mountaintop was “a disservice...
A production featuring white and black actors playing Martin Luther King, Jr. is not sitting well with the playwright. [It’s] “a disservice to not just Dr King but an entire community”, the playwright has said. Hall wrote an essay for the African American cultural website the Root on Mondayabout Kent State University’s production of her play, [...]