CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1994
Has anybody here seen my old friend Martin? Can you tell me where he's gone? He freed lotta people, but the good, they die young Abraham, Martin and John I was reminded of this song, by Dion, on the day that my family marked as a holiday acknowledging the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Recently, I respectfully spoke with my students about the contributions of this great American. As is usually the case when I share something that is particularly pertinent or meaningful to my students, several stopped by to thank me for sharing and reminding them about the struggles that people often go through to bring about change.
January 19, 1992 |
Just whose parade is it anyway? Martin Luther King Jr.'s or Clarence Smith's? Saturday's local cable television broadcast of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade in Long Beach has sparked allegations that City Councilman Smith used his influence to get a supporter of one of his election opponents kicked off the parade show.
May 10, 2008 |
A powerful federal arts commission is urging that the sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. proposed for a memorial on the Tidal Basin be reworked because it is too "confrontational" and reminiscent of political art in totalitarian states. The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts thinks "the colossal scale and Social Realist style of the proposed statue recalls a genre of political sculpture that has recently been pulled down in other countries," commission secretary Thomas Luebke said in a letter in April.
January 17, 2011 |
President Obama commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by leading his administration in performing a day of service in honor of the assassinated civil-rights leader. Obama, wife Michelle and their daughters visited Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Washington, where the president and first lady helped paint fruit characters in the school cafeteria to encourage better eating habits. Nutrition and fighting childhood obesity are top causes for Michelle Obama, who celebrated her 47th birthday on Monday.
May 14, 2007 |
A four-month exhibit featuring the writings and documents of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. closed after drawing record crowds, officials said. Another big turnout over the weekend boosted the number of visitors to about 65,000, Atlanta History Center officials said. "By far, this is the most popular exhibit we've had," a museum spokesman said. "So many people have been moved to tears." The exhibit, "I Have a Dream: The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr.
January 6, 2004
Re "Put Hospital's Survival First," editorial, Jan. 2: The survival of Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center and the survival of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science are not equal considerations of Los Angeles County and its Department of Health Services. Drew University will survive because its fundamentals are being reviewed and problems addressed. MLK hospital will only survive if and when the DHS allocates adequate funds, management, staff and oversight to assure its survival at a standard that the county can maintain.
January 18, 2002
Top Southland Teams in MLK Dream Classic Santa Ana Mater Dei, Inglewood, Los Angeles Verbum Dei and Los Angeles Price are among the boys' basketball teams that will be featured in the Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Classic at Azusa Pacific University on Monday. Mater Dei plays San Diego Horizon Christian at 7:45 p.m. in the nightcap. Price takes on Rolling Hills Prep at 10:30 a.m. to start the event. Other games: Verbum Dei vs. Downey Calvary Chapel at noon, La Puente Bishop Amat vs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2001 |
California leads the nation in public schools named after slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., according to SchoolMatch, an Ohio research company that analyzes data on public and private schools across the nation. Of the 138 public schools in the nation named after King, 27 are in California. Michigan has 10 and Illinois nine. "It points to the currency of the King name in the state of California," said the Rev.
January 16, 2007 |
The first Martin Luther King Day since the death of King's widow and chief keeper of his civil rights dream was marked in Atlanta with speeches, visits to the couple's tomb and the opening of a collection of his papers. Crowds lined up early at the Atlanta History Center to see the first exhibition of King's collected papers since they were returned to his hometown.
January 15, 1998 |
One way to honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. is to visit theboulevard named for him in the Crenshaw District. Friday Evening Catch a movie at Magic Johnson Theaters. Open since 1995, this multiplex is the realization of the basketball star's dream of bringing a first-run movie house to an area of the city he felt was being underserved. The theater is one of the nicest in L.A.