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Latest Bernice King Items
A couple of weeks ago, Bernice King, the Rev. Martin Luther King's youngest daughter, led an impressive 50th anniversary march in honor of her father's famous "I Have A Dream" speech. President Obama, two other former U.S. presidents, and many celebrities and dignitaries were in attendance. While participating in my first-ever march, I was somewhat surprised at how many relevant issues of today were overlooked and not considered by the impressive platform of speakers.
When Bernice King, the youngest of Martin Luther King's four children, spoke at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday as part of the 50th anniversary of her father's "I Have a Dream" speech, her delivery wasn't smooth, but you could feel her passion.
The daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Bernice King, implied at the 50th anniversary of her father's "I Have a Dream" speech that Florida is no more free than war-torn Syria.
Usually, I like to use this space to start a conversation about the political and social issues facing our country as a whole. I try to focus on issues that either explicitly or implicitly affect everyone.
The nation honored civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday — the same day it celebrated the inauguration of the first black president to his second term.
Commemorative events for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. slid seamlessly into celebrations of a second swearing-in Monday for the nation's first black president, with many Americans moved by the reminder of how far the country has come since the 1960s.
The National Park Service announced on Friday it will correct a paraphrased "drum major" quote etched into the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial to "more accurately reflect" King's words.
Thundering applause and swelling cheers signaled the official dedication Sunday of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, as thousands of supporters joined King family members, friends and local leaders in honoring the slain civil rights leader.
The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is finally getting a proper dedication on the National Mall, weeks after a hurricane blew through Washington and postponed plans for a ceremonial opening in August.