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MLK Day Special/ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words

January 15 is the federal holiday that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was born January 15, 1929. He was assassinated April 4, 1968, at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was just 39 years old. While Dr.…

Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fight for people of African descent

“We shall overcome”. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (15-1-1929) and the World Day for African Culture and People of African Descent, the Costa Rican Wesleyan…

The New York Poor People’s Campaign: Fusion Power for All People

New York is the most unequal state in the nation and yet we know our government officials – those elected by us to represent us—ignore realities most New Yorkers are experiencing.  And worse yet, they try to convince us that…

Nonviolence shines brightly in memory of Martin Luther King

History is not made by one man or one woman. But there are people whose determination accelerates its progress. On 15 January 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a Baptist family. Inspired by the example of Mahatma Gandhi…

A Reading & Discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence” Speech

Please join the North Country Peace Group for an online Reading & Discussion of Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence” speech on Thursday, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. MLK delivered this controversial but little known…

Kings Bay Plowshares 7 and supporters Walk for Peace and Nuclear Abolition

On this, the 54th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination and in commemorating the life and witness of one of our nation’s greatest apostles of peace and nonviolence. From Riverside Church- the site where Dr. King first…

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – April 4, 1967 – Beyond Vietnam: A Time To Break Silence [Full Speech]

55 YEARS AGO TODAY, Martin Luther King delivered what’s been called his ‘most dangerous speech.’ ‘Beyond Vietnam’ not only questioned the US war in Vietnam. He linked racial injustice to US imperialism. Exactly to the day the next, MLK was…

April 4 NYC: Walk with KBP7 for Peace and Nuclear Abolition

To mark the fourth anniversary of their action the Kings Bay Plowshares Seven and supporters are planning a Walk for Peace and Nuclear Abolition beginning at Riverside Church in NYC and ending at the Isaiah Wall at the United Nations.…

Martin Luther King’s birthday, racist obstructionism and the fight for voting rights in the US

American democracy is in crisis as Republican supporters of Trump and the January 6, 2021 insurrection on the US Capitol try to restrict or even eliminate the democratic system’s basic principle of “one person, one vote”. Former President Donald Trump…

Who Was this Man King?

Reverend Richard R. Fernandez Several years ago a longtime friend, Arthur Waskow, said there were five ways individuals and groups tried to minimize or undercut the leadership and influence of Dr. King: You pay him no mind…you pretend he and…

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