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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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New York News
10:45 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Rare Recording Of MLK Speech Found

Martin Luther King.
Credit NYS Archives

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 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.

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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
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

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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