Martin Luther King Jr. http://wamc.org en Governor Asks Conn. To Ring Bells To Honor MLK http://wamc.org/post/governor-asks-conn-ring-bells-honor-mlk <p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is asking residents and organizations to ring bells to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech.</p><p>The bell-ringing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.</p><p>Malloy said the civil rights leader's "message of freedom, equality and liberty resonates as strongly today as it did 50 years ago."</p><p>King's family has invited every state to participate in the day of remembrance by ringing bells in unison at churches, schools and other venues.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:59:31 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72362 at http://wamc.org Governor Asks Conn. To Ring Bells To Honor MLK Hundreds of Volunteers Celebrate MLK Day of Service in Northern Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/hundreds-volunteers-celebrate-mlk-day-service-northern-berkshires <p></p><p>An annual day of service was held in the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in North Adams. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spent time with volunteers in the community and filed a report…</p><p>The 20<sup>th</sup> Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service was celebrated by a small army of volunteers and community organizations that came together in North Adams. Alex Daugherty, chair of the Northern Berkshire’s Martin Luther King Day Committee, said that volunteers came from all corners of the community to celebrate “a day on, not a day off"</p><p></p><p>.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56200 at http://wamc.org Hundreds of Volunteers Celebrate MLK Day of Service in Northern Berkshires Top Mass. officials expected at MLK Breakfast http://wamc.org/post/top-mass-officials-expected-mlk-breakfast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — One of the highlights of the state's civic and political calendar is scheduled for this week as elected officials, activists, clergy and others gather for Boston's annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr.</p><p>It's the 43rd annual hosting of the breakfast.</p><p>This year the Monday morning event is scheduled to take place on the same day that President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term in Washington.</p><p>The breakfast typically draws the state's top political figures.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:22:29 +0000 Jaired Crofut 56156 at http://wamc.org Top Mass. officials expected at MLK Breakfast Williams College Holds Two-Day Celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr. http://wamc.org/post/williams-college-holds-two-day-celebration-martin-luther-king-jr <p></p><p>A two-day series of events commemorating the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at Williams College.</p><p>On the Williams College campus, programs were held throughout Sunday and Monday paying tribute to Dr. King. Ranging from a documentary film screening, lectures, a gallery exhibition, and a presentation with local school children, students, faculty and the public took the time to remember and reflect the actions of those in the civil rights era.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:07:40 +0000 Lucas Willard 55726 at http://wamc.org Williams College Holds Two-Day Celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr.