King hung up and went to his kitchen to heat a pot of coffee. He had been receiving death threats for weeks since he had accepted a request to lead the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. He was afraid for himself, his wife Coretta and their infant daughter, Yolanda. He wondered how he could step down without appearing to be a coward. … [Read more...] about The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatness everyone keeps missing
King: No, time has healed the wounds—and buoyed me with the inspiration of another moment which I shall never forget: when I saw with my own eyes over 3,000 young Negro boys and girls, totally unarmed, leave Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church to march to a prayer meeting—ready to pit nothing but the power of their bodies and souls against Bull Connor’s police dogs, clubs, and fire hoses. When they refused Connor’s bellowed order to turn back, he whirled and shouted to his men to turn on the hoses. It was one of the most fantastic events of the Birmingham story that these Negroes, many of them on their knees, stared, unafraid and unmoving, at Connor’s men with the hose nozzles in their hands. Then, slowly the Negroes stood up and advanced, and Connor’s men fell back as though hypnotized, as the Negroes marched on past to hold their prayer meeting. I saw there, I felt there, for the first time, the pride and the power of nonviolence. … [Read more...] about Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
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The Manvel product set the American Athletic Conference single-season record with 50 total touchdowns before suffering a knee injury late in the 2018 season. He broke Tim Tebow’s FBS record of 15 consecutive games with at least one passing and rushing touchdown last season. … [Read more...] about UH transfer QB D’Eriq King to visit Miami, Maryland
The effort to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a federal holiday began four days after his assassination on April 4, 1968. However, it took more than 15 years for that to happen. … [Read more...] about How Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Became a Holiday