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Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and others who worked for freedom and justice

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Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's 'Theory of Relativity' to serve. You don't have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love, and you can be that servant.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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Black History website


BLACK HISTORY EVENTS 2015


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance at The Touhill on January 19, 2015 at 10 AM.

Jewish Book Festival: Community MLK Event at 2 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis MO 63146 on January 14, 2015.
What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom covered the murder trial and was appalled by what she witnessed.


Here's the most recent playlist for the Dr. Martin Luther King special on Lotsa A Cappella on KDHX:

Dr. King Tribute 2014


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photo: poster of Dr. King at Delmonico's Restaurant

ML King poster


"We must develop and maintain a sense of dignity and self respect. We must not allow anybody or anything to make us feel that we do not count. We must believe in our souls that we are somebody, that we are significant, that we are worthful; we must walk the streets everyday with this sense of dignity and this sense of self respect..."
"If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, the historians will have to pause and say, 'There lived a great people - A Black People - who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization.' This is our challenge and our overwhelming responsibility."

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968


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Lotsa A Cappella playlists:

Playlist for Dr. King Special 1997

Playlist for Dr. King Special 1998

Playlist for Dr. King Special 1999

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2000

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2001

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2003

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2004

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2005

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2006

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2007

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2008

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2009

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2010

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2011

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2012

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2013

Playlist for 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington

Playlist for Dr. King Special 2014


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SNCC poster


Click here for the text of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech.

Video excerpt and complete text of Dr. King's last speech

Dr. M.L. King National Monument website

African American Odyssey exhibit from the Library of Congress


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on the outskirts of Montgomery

photo by Allen Zak

ZakFoto


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MBK (Marjie) - 'The March on Washington 50th anniversary' set on Flickriver



Nelson Mandela, South African leader
July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

~ Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom [1994]

Nelson Mandela.org

Mandela dies at 95

Mandela obituary on Reuters.com

Mandela congratulates Obama


Recommended online references


photo: "His Dream - Our Dream"
- statue of Dr. King in Fountain Park, St. Louis, Missouri

His Dream - Our Dream


The King Institute includes audio and video of Dr. King's speeches

Tavis Smiley's Striving for the Dream

From Time Magazine: "I have seen the promised land"

The Seattle Times: Dr. King and the civil rights movement

Bob Herbert's column:
To Those Who Paved The Way...I Wish You Were Here

The Los Angeles Times: Historic site's keeper is living tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

The Washington Post: MLK Memorial's "drum major" quote will be corrected


American Civil Rights

Wikipedia has a good overview. For a history of the civil rights movement in the USA from 1896-1954, click here.




For civil rights history since 1954, click here.


BlackPast.org


Rosa Parks
February 4, 1913 - October 25, 2005

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks: an appreciation by Rev. Jesse Jackson


Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Historic recordings on the Smithsonian Folkways label:   "Sing For Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through Its Songs", a 70-minute CD of field recordings from Montgomery, Birmingham, Albany GA, Atlanta, Greenwood MS, and Nashville during the early 1960s; and "Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966", a double CD including songs recorded at mass meetings and many recordings of the SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) Freedom Singers and other ensembles. The booklet, written by Bernice Johnson Reagon (SNCC Freedom Singers, Sweet Honey In The Rock) includes photographs and a history of the Civil Rights movement.


The King Center

The King Center


Medgar Evers
July 2, 1925 - June 12, 1963

The King Center


Fannie Lou Hamer
October 6, 1917 - March 14, 1977

Fannie Lou Hamer


SNCC Singers - protest songs


Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

SNCC


Pops Staples & the Staple Singers

Sweet Honey In The Rock





Steve Biko, South African martyr
December 18, 1946 - September 12, 1977

Steve Biko


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I have a dream...

photo: "I have a dream..."
(another view in Fountain Park)


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Gandhi was inevitable. If humanity is to progress,
Gandhi is inescapable.
He lived, thought and acted,
inspired by the vision of humanity
evolving toward a world of peace and harmony.
We may ignore Gandhi at our own risk.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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The Dream Continues...



Young Obama Supporters
Photo by "kids4obama"


Let us remember that, if this financial crisis taught us anything, it's that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers. In this country, we rise or fall as one nation, as one people. Let's resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long. Let's remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House, a party founded on the values of self-reliance and individual liberty and national unity. Those are values that we all share. And while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and etermination to heal the divides that have held back our progress.

~ President-Elect Barack Obama, Election Night Speech in Chicago



Barack Obama speaks under the Arch, October 18, 2008
Photo by Adam


Google - honoring Dr. King
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I Have A Dream
 


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