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For UND student, MLK speech resonates still

August 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS University of North Dakota master’s student Lucky Malenga said a march honoring Martin Luther King Jr. earlier this year opened his eyes to King’s legacy here. Continue Reading

Author: Famed King speech almost didn’t include ‘I Have a Dream’

August 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Clarence Jones was sitting 50 feet behind his boss, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on the brilliant, sunny day in 1963 when King delivered the speech that would forever change the course of race relations in the United States. Continue Reading

Students participate in the Color Project

January 21, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

HERON LAKE While most of District 518′s students spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day relaxing at home, a handful of students, along with Southwest Star Concept students, volunteered at the Color Project, hosted by the Nobles County Integration Collaborative (NCIC) in the SSC elementary school in Heron Lake.
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King’s image evolves

January 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

On the National Mall in Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. is a towering, heroic figure carved in stone. On the Broadway stage, he’s a living, breathing man who chain-smokes, sips liquor and occasionally curses. Continue Reading

Martin Luther King Jr. parade organizers hoping for big turnout

January 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

White supremacist Kevin Harpham planted a bomb along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade here last year, hoping to strike a lethal blow against the unity and multiculturalism represented by the march. Continue Reading

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

January 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

His ‘I have a dream speech’ will be shown twice Saturday at the Grand Forks Public Library Like Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered at a crucial point in the civil rights movement, has become one of America’s most famous and quoted speeches. Continue Reading

Grammy Hall of Fame inducts 25 recordings

November 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main St.,” Bill Cosby’s “I Started Out as a Child” comedy album and musicologist Harry Smith’s widely influential “Anthology of American Folk Music” collection are among 25 new recordings selected for the 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame, the Recording Academy has announced. Continue Reading

Kings call for economic fairness at MLK memorial

October 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For many who helped dedicate the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Sunday, the towering granite monument is a stark reminder that the civil rights leader’s dream of social and economic justice has yet to be realized. Continue Reading

Civil rights leader the Rev. Shuttlesworth dies

October 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Civil rights leader the Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, who was hailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and energy, has died. He was 89. Continue Reading

Tourists, locals alike honored by King memorial

August 22, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Some were locals who’ve watched for years as the memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. took shape on the National Mall. Some were tourists who happened to be in Washington the day it opened. All felt honored as they gazed at a towering granite sculpture of the civil rights leader. Continue Reading