Civil rights leader and political activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. We honour his legacy every year with Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But there are other ways people are honouring MLK’s legacy, and some of those people are his own relatives. All four of MLK’s children are civil rights activists and have worked to continue their father’s mission. Even Yolanda Renee King, the only granddaughter of MLK and Coretta Scott King, is on her way toward becoming an activist, and she’s only 10 years old. Keep scrolling to learn more about members of MLK’s family who have worked to continue his legacy. Coretta Scott King: widow MLK and Coretta Scott King met while he was studying at Boston University and she at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. The two were married in 1953, and after completing their studies, moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where King would serve as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist … [Read more...] about 7 of Martin Luther King Jr.’s family members who have continued his legacy
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a minister and civil rights activist who helped push the United States toward ending segregation. Many people know little about his life other than a few lines from his “I have a Dream” speech. Martin isn’t his birth name – it’s Michael. On top of receiving two Bachelor’s degrees (one in sociology from Morehouse College and the other in divinity from The Crozer Theological Seminary), King went on to earn a doctorate of Philosophy from Boston University in 1955. Tuesday marks what would have been Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday. Arguably the most influential figure from the Civil Rights movement, MLK Jr. remains revered by people all over the world for pushing the United States toward legally ending segregation in the 1960s. To this day, much of what people know of Dr. King is limited to his iconic role in the 1963 March on Washington, and the fact that his birthday comes around every … [Read more...] about 34 things you probably didn’t know about Martin Luther King Jr.
On Monday, communities will gather to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In Philly, local museums and attractions will commemorate the civil rights icon with special programming and discounted admission. Check out our roundup below for where to go over MLK weekend.Eastern State PenitentiaryEastern State Penitentiary will commemorate MLK weekend with three days of free programming. There will be readings of Dr. King's 1963 landmark text "Letter from Birmingham Jail" and opportunities for visitors to respond to its relevance in light of recent civil and human rights movements.On Monday, there will also be family arts & crafts projects and storytime. Check out the full schedule here.Saturday, Jan. 19, through Monday, Jan. 21African American Museum in PhiladelphiaThe African American Museum in Philadelphia hosts an annual MLK weekend celebration. This year, there will be a free screening of the documentary "Whose Streets?" on Friday night, and a … [Read more...] about MLK Day 2019: Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at these 5 places
Martin Luther King Jr. is well known for his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, but he gave a lot of other moving talks during his activism. “Our God is Marching On,” “A Time to Break the Silence,” and “The Other America” are all moving speeches from King that many have not heard. His final speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” is also famous for being strangely prophetic, as he was killed the next day. Martin Luther King Jr. is a well-known figure in American history. As one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, King delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. Throughout his fight for equality, King delivered a number of speeches that drew large audiences but got lost in the shadow of “I Have a Dream.” As a master orator, the reverend was able to inspire an entire nation, so many of his speeches are worth a revisit. Here are some of … [Read more...] about 7 inspirational speeches from Martin Luther King Jr. that aren’t “I Have a Dream”
Shyamalan’s latest movie, “Glass,” a crossover of his successful 2000 film “Unbreakable” and the 2017 hit “Split,” is expected to top the box office charts during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with at least $55 million in ticket sales from its first four days in the U.S. and Canada, according to people who have reviewed pre-release audience surveys. That would be a strong result for “Glass,” a quasi-superhero picture that cost about $20 million to produce. … [Read more...] about M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ expected to top box office over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend