Sunday, January 19, 2014

Remembering MLK with Four Minutes Of King's Classic Speech, Retold (Video)

In celebration of the great late Martin Luther King Jr., listen to this four minute retelling of his classic speech. Watch this video remix and be inspired.

This Monday on Martin Luther King Day, we encourage you to share this video with your closest friends and newest colleagues. And, then ask yourself the question put to us by Elizabeth Myer Boulton, the creative director behind the film:
How far have we come on the journey to social justice and what must be done to achieve the dream King so eloquently articulated in 1963?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Paving the way: Residents remember MLK legacy during Longview celebration

Article by Reese Gordon
Jai'da Talley, 5, left, and Kimora Talley, 7, right, both of
Longview watch the Martin Luther King Jr. parade Saturday in Longview.
See more photos from Saturday’s parade and community celebration at
View article at the Longview News Journal Webpage.

Christy Warren said she wouldn’t be what she is today without the help of Martin Luther King Jr.

Warren, now an author, was one of hundreds who attended the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade and celebration Saturday.

“I never really thought I would be doing this,” she said. “This is a gift from God, and I think about people like Martin Luther King and everybody who paved the way. There was a time when people weren’t even supposed to read, let alone write, self-publish and create. So I think it’s absolutely remarkable that somebody paved the way for me to do what I’m doing.”

Thursday, January 16, 2014

East Texas to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day

John Davin plays the tambourine during a 
Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service, on Monday January 21, 2013, at 
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church . (Michael Cavazos/News-Journal Photo)
Richard Yeakley
View article at Longview News Journal website.

The Broughton Recreation Center will be the hub of Martin Luther King Jr. events this weekend.

While Monday is the official holiday celebrating the birth of civil rights leader, a large parade and subsequent festival will be Saturday.

“As far as celebrating the holiday for Dr. King, he meant so much to our nation and he changed our nation. Not so much by what he said, but what he did,” said Charles Wilson, president of the NAACP in Marshall.

City-Wide Celebration of MLK Jr. Jan. 2014