Brenna McDermott Knoxville News Sentinel Published 9:21 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 The first auction in Case Antiques, Auctions & Appraisals' new facility on Saturday will be a bit like opening night of a play. A play that lasts eight hours, attracts an audience from all over the world and is estimated to bring in $900,000 to $1.3 million. The auction, beginning at 9 a.m., will be the heaviest trafficked in the world, according to owner and President John Case. “We kind of think of ourselves like ‘The Sotheby’s of the South’” said Wray Williams, vice president of marketing and technology. Case auction includes Southern decor The auction house relocated to the 8,000-square-foot facility at 4310 Papermill in March. It's about 2,500 square feet larger than their former headquarters at Cherokee Mills. Saturday's auction will include 879 lots, a typical amount for the larger winter and summer auctions. Williams … [Read more...] about Case Auction: Painting of Christ, Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial march sign up for bid
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CAPE MAY — For the last 60 years, Anna Wright has held onto a memory of a 29-year-old Southern pastor who brought his messages of nonviolence and social injustice to the Shore at Cape May. “The old convention hall was packed,” said Wright, who lives in Newtown Township, Bucks County. “Wall-to-wall people. The doorway was jammed. Even on the outside of the building, people are at the windows, trying to see or hear.” On Wednesday, the exact date of the anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s address to a convention of Quakers, the city celebrated the man and a moment that was almost lost to history. This time, it was held at the new Convention Hall. “I grew up in Cape May,” said Mayor Clarence Lear. “And nobody knew about it.” Wright’s nephew James TerBush emailed Lear in January. His aunt, he wrote, had said she attended a speech by King in Cape May on June 27, 1958. Lear said that at … [Read more...] about Forgotten Martin Luther King Jr. speech in Cape May finds new life
The Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change will celebrate 50 years since its founding on Tuesday, June 26. On June 26th from 4pm-9pm, the King Center will host a Birthday Party on the grounds. The community is invited to come enjoy the Center to see updated exhibits, hear music, enjoy food, free cupcakes and birthday cake. There will be spoken word in the Yolanda D. King Theatre for the Performing Arts, featuring spoken word artists Hank Steward and Wanesha Spence, as well as a special multicultural youth dramatization of the King Center’s historical contributions. Gifted Cellist Jen Cornell will also perform. “On Tuesday we remember and celebrate my mother Mrs. Coretta Scott King who picked up the mantle after my father’s death and pushed forward to establish the King Center, says Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of the King … [Read more...] about The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center Celebrates 50 Years With A Community Birthday Bash
BOSTON (AP) — Boston is broadening its efforts to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Mayor Marty Walsh says the city will establish a monument to the civil rights icons on the historic Boston Common. It’ll also create a “high-tech immersion experience” in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood and develop King-related programming with the neighborhood’s Twelfth Baptist Church, where King served as assistant minister in the early 1950s. The projects are the result of community feedback from recent public meetings. They will be developed by five artists expected to unveil their proposals in September. The Kings met as students in Boston. Martin Luther King received his doctorate from Boston University, and Coretta Scott King graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music. Close The biggest headlines, delivered to your inbox Get news as it happens. Sign up for Boston.com's email news alerts. Thanks for signing up! … [Read more...] about Boston expands efforts to honor Martin Luther King’s legacy
A group of 20 community leaders who spent six months studying the leadership principles of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. will graduate on Sunday, June 24. Graduation for the Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Development Institute will be held at 5 p.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1201 N. 17th St., Harrisburg. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. James C. Perkins, president of Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. Master of ceremonies is Deacon C.T. Hailey, host of Echoes of Glory. Joe Robinson, president of the MLK Leadership Development Institute, said participants learn about King's nonviolent approach to leadership. We are "teaching them about how to engage in their communities. There is a session on public policy and how it's used and how it's made. We also have a session where we talk about law and justice, a panel discussion with legal officials, a couple of Dauphin County judges, the district attorney's office, some private attorneys, to … [Read more...] about Graduates studied leadership principles of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.