Posts Tagged ‘Martin Luther King Jr.’

Here’s Where You Can Still Volunteer for MLK Weekend

Got Martin Luther King Jr. Day off this Monday? Good, now go volunteer in D.C. After all, in 1994, Congress officially designated this federal holiday as a national day of service.
Here's a round-up of some local service opportunities that are still taking volunteers for this three-day weekend, in case you haven't already made plans.

Warm Up, [...]

Watch the March on Washington (and the “I Have a Dream” Speech)

Fifty years ago today, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall to demand action on civil rights and jobs. The most famous speech of Aug. 28, 1963, was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s, the last one on the program, with its ringing—and entirely unscripted—repetition of "I have a dream." You can [...]

March of Time

Head to the National Mall any weekend morning, and chances are you’ll find people walking for charity (to cure cancer, ease arthritis pain, stop school bullying) or demonstrating for a cause (pushing to do more to slow climate change, reform immigration laws, ban abortion rights, or keep them). So it’s tempting for those of us [...]

District Line Daily: Dupont Developments

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Big news today: After eight months, Dupont Circle's southern entrance has reopened.

Walter Fauntroy on Jackie Kennedy

Earlier this week, some decidedly unpleasant comments from former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis about Martin Luther King, Jr. came out. Kennedy called King a "phony," and relayed how she'd heard about his alleged marital infidelity, saying: "I just can’t see a picture of Martin Luther King without thinking, you know, that man’s terrible." The Root [...]

Critiquing the Critiques: MLK Edition

The Washington Post editorial board is now weighing in on the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial quotation fiasco. Due to the dedication delay provided by Hurricane Irene, the board says there's time to "get it right" and replace the cocky quote with the longer, contextual version.
This has not been a good week for the new [...]

The Needle: Dreams Without Representation Edition

D.C. Meets MLK: The latest memorial on the National Mall will honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose 1963 March on Washington took place 48 years ago this Aug. 28. D.C. residents will get both a sneak preview of the memorial and a chance to claim King would have backed more autonomy from [...]

Today in D.C. History: MLK Delivers Final D.C. Address at Nat’l Cathedral

On March 31, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., gave his final Sunday sermon in nation's capital, delivering the sermon, "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution" from the National Cathedral's ornate Canterbury pulpit. It was just four days before the great civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
“No individual can live alone, [...]

What Does MLK Day Mean to You? We Ask MLK Grocers, MLK Barbershop, King Liquors, and MLK Counseling

Has anyone given their name to more streets, avenues, boulevards, schools, and other buildings than Martin Luther King Jr.? Here in the District, there’s Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Martin Luther King Elementary, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, a Martin Luther King Jr. park, a Martin Luther King Jr. post office, and a slew [...]

Our Morning Roundup: The “Someone is Missing” Edition

"Someone is missing." Anyone else think the latest Leonardo DiCaprio vehicle, Shutter Island, has the worst tagline ever?
A senior at George Washington University was reported missing last weekend—prompting a Facebook group, a front-page GW Hatchet article, and a citywide police search. The girl who reported his absence said: “I could possibly see him [skipping their [...]