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Civil Rights on the Silver Screen

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland presents the stirring score by pianist/composer Jason Moran for the new film about Dr. King, "Selma."

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: A CELEBRATION HONORING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Watch archived video of our powerful event showcasing movement and activism in performance, with a cast of artists inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dreams for NYC Inspired by MLK

Monday, January 20, 2014

What is Martin Luther King's impact on New York City today? Brian Lehrer plays highlights from yesterday's even at the Apollo Theater, co-hosted by Farai Chideya, which discussed how today's movements against injustice and inequality continue to draw on King's moral compass.

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Community

WNYC & THE APOLLO PRESENT DREAMS FOR NYC INSPIRED BY MLK

Thursday, January 09, 2014

WNYC’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes uptown to the historic Apollo Theater Sunday, January 19, 2014.

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Community

Martin, Malcolm, and Medgar talk about rap and baggy pants

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Check out this excerpt from last year's MLK event

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Fishko Files

Three Jazz Works

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Some of the major struggles and victories of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s coincided with a most active period for jazz music.  In honor of Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks at a few cases where the movement and the music came together.  Here’s the next Fishko Files…

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WNYC News

Volunteers Honor Dr. King's Legacy With Service

Monday, January 16, 2012

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Hundreds of volunteers around the city participated in anti-hunger activities as part of the ninth annual Serve-A-Thon to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Schoolbook

Manhattan Country School Students See Civil Rights Battles Still to Be Fought

Monday, January 16, 2012

Students at Manhattan Country School are establishing themselves as keepers of the Martin Luther King Jr. flame. The progressive, private school on East 96th Street has every eighth grader write an essay centered around M.L.K.'s vision, then march on a self-designed freedom trail on M.L.K. Day and recite the essays at stops along the way. Here are excerpts from several of those essays.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964

Monday, January 16, 2012

On December 17, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King was honored by the people of New York for his unparalleled contributions to the civil rights movement in a City Hall ceremony presentation of the Medallion of Honor.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Trade Ideas on Keeping M.L.K. Fresh

Monday, January 16, 2012

For teachers, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday comes with some heavy challenges. How do you make an annual lesson plan fresh each year, especially one loaded with issues of race and class? Six teachers from different types of schools in New York City discuss how they make the civil rights leader and his legacy meaningful to students today.

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WNYC News

Occupy Wall Street Plans Candlelight Vigil for MLK Day

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Artists, civil rights leaders and members of Occupy Wall Street will converge Sunday evening in upper Manhattan for a candlelight vigil meant to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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It's A Free Blog

On MLK Weekend, Remembering the Quiet Soldiers

Friday, January 13, 2012

We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the team of lawyers who fought in Brown and the cases that followed. One of those attorneys, Robert L. Carter, passed away just last week.

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Schoolbook

For Dr. King, Freedom and Education Were Intertwined

Friday, January 13, 2012

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day, the dean of the UCLA School of Law looks at the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and Dr. King, and writes: "Without a strong sense of how liberty shapes our personhood and dignity, equality can mean little more than a race to the bottom for the unfortunate and disadvantaged."

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Schoolbook

Looking at Education as a Civil Right

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WNYC’s Martin Luther King Day celebration this year is focusing on a civil rights battle Dr. King embraced but left for Americans to finish: equal education for all. Share your thoughts on this important subject. Is education a civil right shared by all? And, teachers, what are your best tips for teaching about the civil rights movement?

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Two Anniversaries, One Vision of Nonviolence

Monday, January 09, 2012

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords led a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance on Sunday, one year after a shooting spree that claimed six lives and left her gravely wounded.

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Public Insight Network Blog

Celebrating MLK Day While Finding New Sources

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

There are different ways to get people to join our Public Insight Network. My favorite way is meeting people face to face at one of WNYC's special events.

For Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WNYC and WQXR hosted Made in America: King's Dream in Today's Economy. The speakers at the event really dove into King's ideas on labor rights and how all kinds of people should be given the opportunity to achieve the "American Dream."

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