Martin Luther King Jr.

New England News
7:59 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Governor Asks Conn. To Ring Bells To Honor MLK

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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.

The bell-ringing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Malloy said the civil rights leader's "message of freedom, equality and liberty resonates as strongly today as it did 50 years ago."

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.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Hundreds of Volunteers Celebrate MLK Day of Service in Northern Berkshires

Americorps volunteers from Hawley, MA help the Berkshire Food Project serve a free lunch to members of the North Adams community
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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…

The 20th 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"


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New England News
8:22 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Top Mass. officials expected at MLK Breakfast

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. meet at the White House, 1966
Credit Yoichi R. Okamoto / White House Press Office


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.

It's the 43rd annual hosting of the breakfast.

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.

The breakfast typically draws the state's top political figures.

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New England News
11:07 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Williams College Holds Two-Day Celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photographs by Benedict J. Fernandez on display at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

A two-day series of events commemorating the life and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was held at Williams College.

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.

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