Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

MLK Day 2016 Iowa Events

Many events are planned for Monday’s national MLK Day of Service and observance of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. SERVICE: The website http://www.allforgood.org includes a database of formal projects planned for Monday, including several in the Des … Continue reading

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Best Wishes From Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is a remarkable story of a young college student’s personal encounter with Martin Luther King, Jr. at Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) in Cedar Falls during the fall of 1958.   Posted here with permission. by Harold H. Hensel … Continue reading

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Hey – He’s Like Me!

For those of you who read DailyKos you will recognize the following post as the writings of Bill Harnsberger aka “Bill In Portland Maine.” BIPM is the purveyor of much wit and much truth in his daily “Cheers and Jeers” column. … Continue reading

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“Workers Don’t Deserve A Living Wage”

Last weekend as I spoke with various people, I asked them to be sure to support the fast food workers strike last Thursday. Several times I heard the comment that “They don’t deserve more money.” My mouth literally dropped open. I … Continue reading

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Fiftieth Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Today the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice is commemorated in Washington. Remember that Dr. King was among other things, a true believer in jobs with dignity and decent pay to bridge the distances between … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Kings

We are nearing the fiftieth anniversary of the “March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom.” In the sweltering summer of 1963 with tensions mounting throughout the country for action on civil rights, huge crowds descended on the nation’s capital in … Continue reading

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