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Lowcountry leaders remember civil rights activist Abe Jenkins

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) — Tributes have poured in for a Lowcountry civil rights leader and a former South Carolina Democratic Party political director. Abe Jenkins, 66, is believed to have died on Monday afternoon. Jenkins participated in an expert panel last June on climate challenges for the Gullah Geechee Heritage, which was sponsored by the […]

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Northeast Georgia’s connection to MLK and the civil rights movement

Georgia holds a central place in the story of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who fought for social justice and civil rights for black American citizens and continues to inspire change today. While his impact can be seen most obviously in Atlanta, from his birthplace to his legacy at the Ebenezer Baptist […]

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Cities Honor the Legacy of Civil Rights Leaders | Local News

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Crystal River hosted its first march to honor the legacy of the American civil rights leader who preached a peaceful push for freedom and equality. The city council, residents and several civic groups in the area braved the freezing winds on Monday, Jan. 17, to honor King and […]

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TODAY at 5 p.m.: RI Black Heritage Society to host MLK Day presentation on civil rights leader

Monday, January 17, 2022 GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team View larger + Van Horne. PHOTO: RI Black Heritage Society the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society announced that he will host a “FREEDOM IS NOT ENOUGH: The Life and Times of Reverend Mahlon Van Horne” presentation to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s National Day. The virtual presentation […]

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MLK fought for workers’ rights, linking the labor movement with the civil rights movement

King gave his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Image source: Wikipedia Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a leader in the fight for civil rights – but when he was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, on […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. led a movement. Now it’s our turn.

Molineaux is co-editor of The Fulcrum and President/CEO of the Bridge Alliance Education Fund. More than 60 years ago, the civil rights movement was just a dream. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. continues to remind us that our dream of America is unrealized and our work is unfinished. Today is for celebration and remembrance. It […]

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At MLK’s Coachella commemoration, many say the civil rights leader’s work is timely even today

Minister Allah Sean Johnson prays during a memorial event to celebrate the accomplishments of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Coachella, Calif., on Sunday, January 16, 2022. As attorney Anyse Smith was researching Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work for a speech she was to deliver at a Sunday […]

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Civil rights leader rips Biden-Harris: ‘Progressives have hijacked the rich heritage’ of our movement

Philadelphia-born civil rights leader Bob Woodson has criticized President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party for ‘hijacking’ the movement he helped lead in the 1960s . Woodson told “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday that the electoral federalization bill named after fellow civil rights leader John Lewis is not […]