In Our Own Terms
- â€œDonâ€™t Turn Backâ€: Langston Hughes, Barack Obama, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Miller, W. Jason // African American Review;Summer/Fall2013, Vol. 46 Issue 2/3, p425
An essay is presented which explores the connection between the poem "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes and the speeches and sermons of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The author also considers an allusion to the poem in the 2008 nomination acceptance speech of U.S. President Barack...
- A King raised by wise men. Chapelle, Tony // Black Collegian;Jan/Feb93, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p140
Focusses on the student days of Martin Luther King Jr. Intellectual prodigy; Morehouse College; African-American male mentors; Morehouse college president Benjamin Mays; Reverend Joe Barbour; Ghandi's example of `non-violent resistance'; Crozer; Boston University; Coretta Scott; `The Purpose of...
- A King day in Arizona. Warren, R.; Edmond Jr., A. // Black Enterprise;Jul90, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p20
Reports that after three years of protest by civil rights groups and millions of dollars lost as a result of boycotts against the state, Arizona once again has a holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., signed into law by Gov. Rose Mofford.The governor also cancelled a referendum...
- Timely leader. Haskins, Jim // Cobblestone;Feb1994, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p2
Asserts that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the right man at the right time. The influence he exerted in the struggle for civil rights; His practice of the nonviolent principles of Mohandas Gandhi to attack the problem of racial segregation in the US; National Association for the Advancement of...
- Heeding the call. Childress, Diana // Cobblestone;Feb1994, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p10
Discusses the early life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His family and home life; The closeness that characterized King's upbringing; His education; His decision to become a minister; Crozer Theological Seminary; Coretta Scott, who became his wife; Details.
- Friendship and betrayal. Williamson, A. // Essence (Essence);Jan1990, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p110
Opinion. Argues against the public clamor for gossip, fed recently by the Reverend Ralph Abernathy's account of Martin Luther King Jr.'s alleged private life, which the author says is distracting the nation's attention from civil rights issues.
- Statue of King erected in Kalamazoo, Mich. // Jet;10/23/89, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p38
Reports on the two-year effort by residents of Kalamazoo, Mich., that recently ended in the dedication of a bronze statue of the late Martin Luther King, Jr.
- The night Dr. King saved the lives of two white men. Johnson, R.E. // Jet;1/21/91, Vol. 79 Issue 14, p6
Relates an incident in 1956 when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saved the lives of two white men, Montgomery, Ala. Mayor W.A. Gayle and Police Commissioner Clyde Sellers, who were investigating a bomb blast at King's home. The men were saved from angry mob that had gathered outside King's home.
- After 28 years, how much of Dr. King's dream has come true? // Jet;1/20/92, Vol. 81 Issue 13, p12
Presents comments by several black leaders on how much of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, spoken about in his 1963 `I Have a Dream' speech, has come true 28 years later. Included are comments by his widow Coretta Scott King, Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and Andrew Young, former...