The tour took place from Jan. 4-7 and took us first to Atlanta to The King Center, the Kings’ crypt; King’s birth home; and the Historical Ebenezer Baptist Church. Next we traveled to Philadelphia, Mississippi and visited where three Civil Rights workers were killed were in 1964.
There is a large swath of the Harford County population that either tends to view the idea of racial equality in abstract terms at best or, more likely, ambivalently — downright hostilely, since it doesn’t affect them directly as part of the majority of 250,000 residents.
The original Poor People’s Campaign was seriously dampened if not broken by King’s assassination on April 4, 1968, but there are those that wish to pick up the torch today — and they are inviting those interested to meet in Westminster, on Tuesday.
Fifty years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. His murder sent shock waves across the country. What came next for places such as Harford County was an uneasiness not quickly vanquished.
More than 1,000 stores and businesses were torched, damaged, looted or destroyed. Fifty years later, the singularity of what happened in the days after the assassination of the civil rights leader remains.
This year, the annual commemoration of the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will take place on Jan. 15. He is perhaps best recognized for his “I have a dream” speech, which he delivered in front of 250,000 on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.
Segregationist presidential candidate and Alabama governor George Wallace held a rally at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia on June 27, 1968. His visit rattled residents and sparked a debate over free speech and inclusivity in the year-old, racially integrated town of Columbia.
Harford County Council President Richard Slutzky issued a warning to Bel Air resident John Mallamo about his prior use of inflammatory language during the public comment portion of a council meeting; Mallamo's remarks included the n-word.
Now as families across Maryland and the nation undertake volunteer projects Monday, the final day of service under a president who has been its champion, organizers have faith the tradition is rooted enough to endure change in the White House.
This month, the film "Hidden Figures" hits the movie theaters, chronicling the untold, true story of the three African-American women with exceptional math minds who helped advance our nation's space program. Without them, it's unlikely that astronaut John Glenn would have orbited the earth. Yet, despite these women's formidable gifts, they worked in a segregated division of Langley Research Center. Their situation demonstrated the silliness of segregation and the film is aptly timed to the
As part of Artscape Gallery Network, Galerie Myrtis offers provocative exhibit "To Be Black in White America" of works by Larry Cook, Linda Day Clark, Jeffrey Kent and others that confront racism, violence and perception.
House Democrats, frustrated over the lack of progress on gun control, staged a sit-in on the chamber's floor Wednesday, and vowed not to leave until Republican leaders allowed a vote on a proposal to ban people on terrorism watch lists from buying firearms.
The Rev. Edward S. Warfield Jr., longtime associate rector of St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Ten Hills, died March 18 of cardiac disease at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. He was 83.
In an election year where the city's power could shift on the council, certainly in the mayor's office, churches are organizing to register voters. Evangeline "Jamila" Keita, a retired social worker, led the weekend efforts at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church near Mondawmin.
With an entire country of rich history to explore, and nonstop flights from BWI readily available, consider discovering the African-American legacy of cities throughout the country. We've done the legwork, identifying some of the most interesting spots to sightsee for a weekend, or longer.
After members of Temple Adas Shalom lifted the cloth on their finished mosaic, a bedazzled river cutting through multicolored shores, the lyrics of a worship song poured over the crowd: "Let justice roll like a river, like a river let it roll."
Drawing on the message delivered by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his "I Have a Dream" speech, local businessman Lou Hutt Jr. says the county's color-blind business community is a unique one that serves to foster entrepreneurial success.
During an investigation by local police and the Secret Service, the Rev. Gregory Strong said he learned City of Zion Church dwells in what was considered "Klan country" during the 1960s civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Decades after the movement began to transform society, Strong's connection to the civil rights leader has been a foundation of his ministry.