Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Tue January 21, 2014

"The Mountaintop" At CapRep

    In The Mountaintop by Katori Hall; it’s the eve of his assassination and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Brandon Jones) cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime—when an unexpected visit from a feisty, young hotel maid (Liz Morgan) pushes King into a confrontation with his doubts, fears, and haunting premonitions.

The man behind the public image and the great ideals that formed a new America come alive in a soul-stirring hit play from London and Broadway that is currently running at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY – directed by Nick Mangano.

New England News
6:10 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Meals And Music Mark MLK Day

More than 50 people came to First United Methodist Church of Pittsfield for a community meal on Monday, honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

People across the country are taking part in a national day of service to mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

More than 50 people came out for a meal and some entertainment at First United Methodist Church in Pittsfield Monday afternoon. Nine year-old Gavin Trautman was busy running around handing out food and drinks.

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Capital Region News
4:26 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

MLK Day: "Beloved Community March" More Meaningful Today

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

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.

New Yorkers converged on Albany for Monday morning's annual official observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy.  It included a march along city streets to nearby Lincoln Park and the statue of King.

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Capital Region News
2:22 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Notable Names In Albany's Black History

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Lincoln Park (Albany, NY)
Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

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...

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