DeNeen L. Brown, The Washington Post Published 7:16 am PST, Monday, January 21, 2019 On the afternoon of Sept. 20, 1958, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was autographing books in the shoe section of Blumstein's Department Store in Harlem when a well-dressed woman wearing rhinestone glasses stepped out of the long line and shouted: "Is this Martin Luther King?" King looked up from signing copies of his first book, "Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story," his memoir about the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. The year-long boycott had led to a Supreme Court ruling that racial segregation on public buses was unconstitutional. And King, its leader was rising in national and international prominence. King, then 29, answered: "Yes, it is." That's when Izola Ware Curry, the black daughter of sharecroppers, pulled a letter opener with an ivory handle from her purse and swung at King. The civil rights leader tried to block the attack. Curry sliced King's hand before … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King Jr. was stabbed by a deranged woman. At 29, he almost died.
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Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post Published 3:48 pm PST, Sunday, January 20, 2019 The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington. The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington. The Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Marvin Joseph. Pence links Trump's push for border wall to Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy 1 / 1 Back to Gallery On the eve of a holiday commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Vice President Mike Pence seemed to liken President … [Read more...] about Pence links Trump’s push for border wall to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy
By Joyce Ferriabough Bolling | January 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm On the day we observe the holiday commemorating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, let’s recommit ourselves to some of his ideals by remembering and emulating his words: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others.” And let’s not just embrace these ideals on Dr. King’s holiday but throughout the year. There’s still much to be done, especially in today’s toxic political environment. There are many ways we can honor Dr. King’s selflessness by contributing to make our nation, city, state and city work for everyone. As an activist for righteousness, be led by your heart and soul. Bring compassion for helping those less fortunate, as Dr. King did. Although Dr. King grew to be a master politician by necessity and as a result of his activism, I would like to think that he would speak out on the current government shutdown and on the … [Read more...] about Ferriabough Bolling: Honor Martin Luther King Jr. by making a positive difference
opinion Bankole Thompson Published 10:45 PM EST Jan 20, 2019 “Whatever career you may choose for yourself — doctor, lawyer, teacher — let me propose an avocation to be pursued along with it. Become a dedicated fighter for civil rights. Make it a central part of your life,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said in an April 18, 1959 address to students who were marching for integrated schools in Washington, D.C. Then came this line: “It will make you a better doctor, a better lawyer, a better teacher. It will enrich your spirit as nothing else possibly can. It will give you that rare sense of nobility that can only spring from love and selflessly helping your fellow man. Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.” King understood that young people are the future. As such their … [Read more...] about Bankole: How Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to this generation
A commemorative service marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held April 15.The service by the Christian Ministers Alliance will be held at 6 p.m. at South Minister Presbyterian Church, 3500 S. Peoria Ave.The Rev. W.R. Casey Jr., organizer of the event, is inviting the public to attend.“This is an important occasion because it is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination,” he said. “We’re hoping to get the word out to the public.”The guest speaker will be Bishop R.D. Markham, pastor of Harvest Time Outreach Ministries, and several local officials will be recognized.The Christian Ministers Alliance is also marking its 50th anniversary.In addition to the April 15 service, the organization is sponsoring the 25th annual Tulsa Together Spring Event on April 29 at The Parish of Christ the King, 1520 S. Rockford Ave.Small group discussions will be held at 5:30 p.m. and the service will … [Read more...] about Ministers alliance to hold Martin Luther King Jr. service