Martin Luther King Jr. http://wunc.org en The Triangle Prays, Serves And Teaches In Dr. King’s Memory http://wunc.org/post/triangle-prays-serves-and-teaches-dr-king-s-memory <p></p><p>The Reverend Martin Luther King Junior is remembered today for his dedication to racial equality and social justice. Many groups across North Carolina are gathering to march, pray, and volunteer in their communities.</p><p></p><p>Students and faculty from Duke and NC Central Universities and Durham Technical Community College will gather to assemble dry food packages for Stop Hunger Now. That organization provides food aid to disaster victims around the world.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:29:34 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 29214 at http://wunc.org The Triangle Prays, Serves And Teaches In Dr. King’s Memory 50 Years Ago: The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing http://wunc.org/post/50-years-ago-16th-street-baptist-church-bombing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">On September 15th, 1963, the Ku Klux Klan bombed 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The explosion killed four little girls and injured 22 others. In the violent aftermath of the bombing, two little boys were murdered. </span></font></span></font></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:27:40 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22386 at http://wunc.org 50 Years Ago: The 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing NC Residents Head To DC For 50th Anniversary March http://wunc.org/post/nc-residents-head-dc-50th-anniversary-march <p>Busloads of people are headed to Washington, DC tomorrow to celebrate the 50<sup>th</sup> Anniversary of the March on Washington, and North Carolina will be well represented.</p><p>Andrea Harris was 15 years old in 1963 when Martin Luther King Junior gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.”</p><p>“The Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity," King said 50 years ago.</p><p>“I didn’t go then so I have to go now," said Harris.</p><p>Harris heads the North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Development in Durham. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:43:47 +0000 Leoneda Inge 21316 at http://wunc.org NC Residents Head To DC For 50th Anniversary March The March On Washington, 50 Years Later http://wunc.org/post/march-washington-50-years-later <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Five decades ago, more than 200,000 people from all over the country gathered on the National Mall to call for racial and economic equality. Next week, participants will once again gather in Washington to mark the anniversary of the March on Washington, a pivotal moment in American history.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:15:18 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 21210 at http://wunc.org The March On Washington, 50 Years Later A Look Back At The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign And How We Create Black And Brown Unity Today http://wunc.org/post/look-back-1968-poor-people-s-campaign-and-how-we-create-black-and-brown-unity-today <p>The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 often overshadows what may be his most radical crusade. The Poor People’s Campaign in the spring of 1968 was organized by a coalition of predominately Black and Brown organizers working across the color line.<br> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 16:36:50 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 11641 at http://wunc.org A Look Back At The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign And How We Create Black And Brown Unity Today Pulitzer Prize-Winner Discusses Definitive Volume On Civil Rights http://wunc.org/post/pulitzer-prize-winner-discusses-definitive-volume-civil-rights <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Taylor Branch's trilogy on Martin Luther King, Jr. -- "<a href="http://taylorbranch.com/king-era-trilogy/">The King Years</a>" -- is widely considered the seminal work on one of the 20th century's most important figures. But at 2,300 combined pages, the three volumes can be a bit daunting for even the most interested reader.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:52:38 +0000 Dave DeWitt & Frank Stasio 9269 at http://wunc.org Pulitzer Prize-Winner Discusses Definitive Volume On Civil Rights How NC Celebrates MLK Jr. Day http://wunc.org/post/how-nc-celebrates-mlk-jr-day <p>Residents across North Carolina observe the Martin Luther King Junior holiday with calls to service and celebrations.&nbsp; In Greensboro, city officials host a breakfast today ahead of other holiday events.&nbsp; Greensboro human relations spokesman Robert Nunn says the breakfast helps residents remember the city was in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s:</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:22:28 +0000 Will Michaels 8411 at http://wunc.org Perdue Speaks Out At MLK Event http://wunc.org/post/perdue-speaks-out-mlk-event <p>Events to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. have been held across the state today. One of the largest was the Triangle Interfaith Prayer Breakfast this morning.<br><br>The two-hour event was broadcast on WRAL TV and featured remarks by Governor Bev Perdue. She praised King's passion and vision and speculated that King, if he was alive, might have an issue with some current efforts in the State Legislature.<br> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 3448 at http://wunc.org MLK Speaks of Dream at Wake Forest http://wunc.org/post/mlk-speaks-dream-wake-forest <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Eric Hodge:</span>&nbsp; An audience at Wake Forest University was among the first to hear parts of Martin Luther King Junior’s “I Have a Dream” speech. King delivered the address 10 months before the historic speech in Washington, DC.&nbsp;&nbsp; Inge reports.<br><br>On October 11, 1962 – Martin Luther King Junior spoke at Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University.</p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:50:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 10167 at http://wunc.org MLK Marches, Speeches, More http://wunc.org/post/mlk-marches-speeches-more <p></p><p>Parades, speeches and community projects fill today’s agenda for many across the state on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.<br><br>In Raleigh, the Martin Luther King Committee is busy with a prayer breakfast this morning.<br><br>And then around 11am, the 31st Annual Martin Luther King Holiday Memorial March. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 10272 at http://wunc.org MLK Marches, Speeches, More