(RNS) In the 1960 letter, the civil rights leader tells Parks that “kind and encouraging words” from her and others sustained him when foes of racial equality harassed or tried to intimidate him.
Articles tagged “Martin Luther King Jr.”
Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Can you spot some of the biblical and historical references in King’s speech?
(RNS) Tens of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall on Aug. 24, 2013 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. Religion News Service interviewed people of faith at the commemoration about what it meant to them.
(RNS) On the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, scholars say it would be a mistake to celebrate King’s “I Have a Dream” speech without also acknowledging its profound criticism of American values.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religion News Service asked participants in the 1963 March on Washington to reflect on their lasting memories of the event, whether the Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream has been achieved and how the 1963 march shaped their faith.
(RNS) The King Center in Atlanta says it is coordinating bell-ringing events in the U.S. and around the world on Aug. 28 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
(RNS) A Southern Baptist who drank moonshine with the Catholic nuns he counted as his friends, Campbell was an equal-opportunity critic, castigating liberals as well as conservatives in his writing, preaching and storytelling.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) In May 1963, thousands of Birmingham school children faced police dogs, fire hoses and possible arrest to demonstrate against segregation. Now, 50 years later, those who were part of what became known as “the Children’s March” say they don’t want their story to be forgotten.
(RNS) A presidential inauguration is by tradition the grandest ritual of America’s civil religion, but President Obama took the oath of office on Monday (Jan. 21) in a ceremony that was explicit in joining theology to the nation’s destiny and setting out a biblical vision of equality that includes race, gender, class, and, most controversially, sexual orientation.