I am back from 4 days in the Wyoming Mountains from the Annual National Rainbow Gathering. Over the next couple of days I will have stories and photos to share. I wanted to write in tonight, however, as a heads up that I will have an account of what happened with the police action on … Continue reading National Rainbow Gathering: Fun and Facts
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: BEYOND VIETNAM: A TIME TO BREAK SILENCE
A friend of mine reminded me of this speech, in reflection of the anniversary of Dr. King's death, April 4, 1968:MARTIN LUTHER KING: THE RIVERSIDE SPEECH(See images and hear his speech in segments.) Forty-one years ago, April 4, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his most prophetic speech to an assemblage of Clergy and Laymen Concerned … Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr.: BEYOND VIETNAM: A TIME TO BREAK SILENCE
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
April 4 is the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr's best speech "Beyond Viet Nam" "The war in Vietnam is but a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit, and if we ignore this sobering reality we will find ourselves organizing clergy and laymen-concerned committees for the next generation. They will … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Time Comes When Silence Is Betrayal
Click HERE to listen to this historic address, given one year before Dr. King's assassination (MP3). A Time Comes When Silence Is Betrayal Beyond Vietnam Address delivered by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Riverside Church, New York City 4 April 1967 Mr. Chairman, ladies and gentlemen, I need not pause to say how very delighted … Continue reading A Time Comes When Silence Is Betrayal
Coretta Scott King Dies at 78
Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,has died today at age 78 in her sleep. Mrs. King kept the dream alive of her late husband after his April 4, 1968 assasination while raising their 4 children. She maintained a schedule first to family and second to writing books and making appearances at … Continue reading Coretta Scott King Dies at 78
Salt Lake’s events – Rosa Parks Day and World Aids Day
Members of the NAACP took a bus rideon a 1953 bus in downtown Salt Lake in honor of the 50th anniversary of the day that Rosa Parks refused to give her seat on a bus to a white man. I found an article in the Salt Lake Tribune about a "leadership breakfast" held yesterday in … Continue reading Salt Lake’s events – Rosa Parks Day and World Aids Day
Rosa Parks dies at age 92
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a section of bus dedicated for white people only. Article in today's Deseret News: Rosa Parks, civil rights pioneer, dies at 92 - has a timeline of Parks' activities. Some links to information on Rosa Parks: Rosa Parks- The Woman Who Changed a Nation Biography: Rosa … Continue reading Rosa Parks dies at age 92