MLK http://wamc.org en MLK Day: "Beloved Community March" More Meaningful Today http://wamc.org/post/mlk-day-beloved-community-march-more-meaningful-today <p>The traditional City of Albany “Beloved Community March” from the Empire State Plaza Concourse to the King Monument was led by a new mayor and her administration today.</p><p>New Yorkers converged on Albany for Monday morning's annual official observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy.&nbsp; It included a march along city streets to nearby Lincoln Park and the statue of King.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:26:24 +0000 Dave Lucas 82223 at http://wamc.org MLK Day: "Beloved Community March" More Meaningful Today Notable Names In Albany's Black History http://wamc.org/post/notable-names-albanys-black-history <p></p><p>As the nation pauses to remember the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we take a look at some of the people and businesses regarded as milemarkers on the timeline of black history in our area...</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:22:03 +0000 Dave Lucas 82216 at http://wamc.org Notable Names In Albany's Black History Rare Recording Of MLK Speech Found http://wamc.org/post/rare-recording-mlk-speech-found <p>The New York State Museum in Albany is celebrating an important find on this Martin Luther King Day — a recording of a 1962 speech by the civil rights leader that hadn’t been heard since it was delivered in New York City. The museum received a reel-to-reel tape of the speech celebrating the 100<sup> </sup>anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in the late 1970’s, but didn’t hear it until this past November. Museum director Mark Schaming says it’s a landmark moment for the museum. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:45:34 +0000 Ian Pickus 82197 at http://wamc.org Rare Recording Of MLK Speech Found 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