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

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World peace through nonviolent means is neither absurd nor unattainable. All other methods have failed. Thus we must begin anew. Nonviolence is a good starting point. Those of us who believe in this method can be voices of reason, sanity, and understanding amid the voices of violence, hatred, and emotion. We can very well set a mood of peace out of which a system of peace can be built.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964



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Black History website


BLACK HISTORY EVENTS 2014


I May Not Get There With You: A Multimedia MLK Celebration at the Missouri History Museum on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 6 PM.

Let Freedom Ring 2014 is a daylong reading of Dr. King's speeches and writings, accompanied by a slideshow, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 from 9 AM until 5 PM at Christ Church Cathedral, 13th and Locust Streets. Free admission; drop in for a few minutes or as long as you like.

University of MO St. Louis celebrates Dr. King's legacy, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 10 AM at the Touhill Center.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church's celebration features music and a re-enactment of Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech at 4 PM on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014.


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


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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

No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

~ 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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...'Well,' theyíre saying, 'you need to put on brakes.' The only answer that we can give to that is that the motorís now cranked up and weíre moving up the highway of freedom toward the city of equality, and we canít afford to stop now because our nation has a date with destiny. We must keep moving. Then there is another cry. They say, 'Why donít you do it in a gradual manner?' Well, gradualism is little more than escapism and do-nothingism, which ends up in stand-stillism. We know that our brothers and sisters in Africa and Asia are moving with jet-like speed toward the goal of political independence. And in some communities we are still moving at horse-and-buggy pace toward the gaining of a hamburger and a cup of coffee at a lunch counter.

~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Speech at the Great March on Detroit, June 1963


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The Dream Continues...



Young Obama Supporters
Photo by "kids4obama"


Race is an issue that I believe this nation cannot afford to ignore right now. We would be making the same mistake that Reverend Wright made in his offending sermons about America - to simplify and stereotype and amplify the negative to the point that it distorts reality. The fact is that the comments that have been made and the issues that have surfaced over the last few weeks reflect the complexities of race in this country that we've never really worked through - a part of our union that we have yet to perfect. And if we walk away now, if we simply retreat into our respective corners, we will never be able to come together and solve challenges like health care, or education, or the need to find good jobs for every American. Understanding this reality requires a reminder of how we arrived at this point. As William Faulkner once wrote, "The past isn't dead and buried. In fact, it isn't even past." We do not need to recite here the history of racial injustice in this country. But we do need to remind ourselves that so many of the disparities that exist in the African-American community today can be directly traced to inequalities passed on from an earlier generation that suffered under the brutal legacy of slavery and Jim Crow.

~ Barack Obama, from "A More Perfect Union" speech, March 2008



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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