Stories tagged: Martin Luther King Jr.
Fri., April 26, 2019, 12:52 p.m.
More than 50 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the question of how to honor him continues to divide Kansas City residents.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
In Martin Luther King Jr., we have a model for choosing, and a fierce example of the final refusal to give up.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 8:50 p.m.
Two-and-a-half-year-old Aveline Jones plodded in her yellow shoes, pink pants and black coat with her hand firmly in her mother’s grasp Monday as they joined about 3,000 other marchers to …
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Most of the City of Spokane and Spokane County government offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day Monday, with only some public works services and …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 8:42 a.m.
Spokane’s first Indigenous Peoples March, held Friday in coordination with
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
If you are good, yet silent, maybe you’re not really as good as you think.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:20 p.m.
Sociology professor Darryl Brice visited Spokane Community College on Thursday to discuss the ways in which key pieces of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy have been omitted from public discourse.
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019
Three marches in four days: Indigenous, Women’s and MLK marches will advocate for unity, human rights this weekend
Several local groups advocating for unity, inclusion and human rights will gather in Spokane this weekend for the Indigenous Peoples Day march, the Woman’s March and to honor Martin Luther …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 1:06 p.m.
The event will also feature a panel of young leaders from Moscow High School.
Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 2:10 p.m.
Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply flub a line?
Sat., April 7, 2018
If you drive the southern route between Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, your halfway point will be Memphis, Tennessee. The route forms an arc, a shape …
Sat., March 31, 2018, 12:37 p.m.
An Associated Press analysis of government data has found that black workers are chronically underrepresented compared with whites in high-salary jobs in technology, business, life sciences, and architecture and engineering, …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., only 1 in 10 African Americans think the United States has achieved all or most of the goals of the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
Members of Spokane’s black and faith communities are joining the congresswoman on a tour, led by Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, of several important sites during the Civil Rights movement …
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
About a dozen Democrats and Republicans prayed and sang “Amazing Grace” during a solemn ceremony Friday at the site where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated nearly 50 …
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
A candidate for Georgia governor has taken down a campaign video that was filmed without permission at the church where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 8:37 p.m.
On a day for reflecting on race in America, LeBron James considered Martin Luther King Jr.’s ultimate sacrifice. A life given for love. “He had a vision and he took …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 10:39 a.m.
While it’s intended to be a celebration and remembrance for the late reverend, Spokane’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rally and March quickly turned political when two candidates vying for …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:27 p.m.
More than 3,000 people made the trek Monday morning to the Spokane Convention Center for the annual rally and march celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s eldest son is calling out President Donald Trump following accusations the president used a vulgarity to describe African countries during a meeting last week and expressed …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
A few words on the difficulty of voting while black. As we mark what would have been his 89th birthday, it seems fitting to recall that Martin Luther King spoke …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
50 years after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, Spokane civil rights leaders say his lessons more relevant than ever
Some Spokane leaders say they can still hear Martin Luther King Jr.’s booming voice playing over and over in their minds. They still remember the joy and reverence he shared …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 8:43 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X met only once. On March 26, 1964, the two black leaders were on Capitol Hill, attending Senate debate on the Civil Rights Act …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7:20 p.m.
The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump’s presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump’s own making.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
You think you know Martin Luther King Jr.’s story? Tavis Smiley is willing to bet you don’t. To mark the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination next April, the radio and …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
A statue paying tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has been installed on the state Capitol grounds in Atlanta.
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
The sculpted clay was dry and the bronze would soon be cast, but artist Martin Dawe still found himself waking with a start before dawn, worried that he didn’t get …
Mon., July 3, 2017
We can transfigure a nation through the simple expedient of a ballot. America is a state of constant reinvention.
Tue., April 4, 2017
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. The Great War, April 5, 1917