MLK Say!

MLK Say !, photo by Rudy Malmquist “And so we must say, now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to transform this pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our nation. …this social revolution taking place can be summarized in … Continue reading MLK Say!

Detroit March to Freedom – June 23, 1963

Detroit March to Freedom by Jim Yardley (courtesy Walter P Reuther Library) Click on Detroit shares that the Detroit March to Freedom on June 23, 1963 was at the time the largest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history, with 125,000 marching down Woodward Avenue culminating in a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King at Cobo … Continue reading Detroit March to Freedom – June 23, 1963

Walking with Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King Park, photo by Bill Dolak “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” -Martin Luther King The sculpture is “Martin Luther King” by Lisa Reinertson and her site includes an article about the sculpture: A bronze portrait figure of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. strides forward confidently in a small park in Kalamazoo, … Continue reading Walking with Martin Luther King

A Dream Begins in Detroit: Remembering Martin Luther King

John Swainson and Martin Luther King, photo courtesy Archives of Michigan Today’s post is by Bob Garrett of Seeking Michigan and the Archives of Michigan… A Dream Begins in Detroit In the above photo, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. appears with John Swainson, Michigan governor of 1961-1962. The photo is undated but was most likely taken … Continue reading A Dream Begins in Detroit: Remembering Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

MLK March 8, photo by JSmith Photo Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I hope you have today off. I also hope that you get a little time to reflect on the continuing quest for equality for all, here in Michigan and all over the planet. Until we all have equal rights, it doesn’t … Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

Happy Martin Luther King Day

JELLY BEAN HOUSE-MLK, photo by marsha*morningstar. I have a dream this afternoon that my four little children, that my four little children will not come up in the same young days that I came up within, but they will be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their … Continue reading Happy Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King and the Great March to Freedom in Detroit

I have a dream this afternoon that my four little children, that my four little children will not come up in the same young days that I came up within, but they will be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin. I have a dream this … Continue reading Martin Luther King and the Great March to Freedom in Detroit

A Dream Realized

A Dream Realized, photo by lorainedicerbo This photo by Loraine DiCerbo was taken at the Hiedelberg Project in Detroit. It’s part of her Detroit set (slideshow). I thought it would be a fitting picture to pair with this excerpt from the text of Dr. Martin Luther King’s December 18, 1963 address at Western Michigan University: … Continue reading A Dream Realized