Opinion

Opinion

By the early 20th century, African-Americans have been already turning their backs on the “Star-Spangled Banner” in favor of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — referred to as the Negro nationwide anthem — written by James Weldon Johnson and his brother, John Rosamond Johnson. Passages like “We have come, treading our path through the blood […]

Opinion

Opinion

Recently, I’ve been fortunate sufficient to be round lots of people who I might regard as ethical heroes. They spend their lives preventing poverty, caring for the younger or the sick, or single-mindedly devoted to some trigger. I’ve been questioning what traits such folks are likely to have in frequent. The first is that they […]

The Tragedy of 1968: What Might Have Been if King and Kennedy Had Lived

The Tragedy of 1968: What Might Have Been if King and Kennedy Had Lived

Photo Martin Luther King Jr. Credit Stanford University Library THE PROMISE AND THE DREAM The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy By David Margolick Illustrated. 400 pp. A Lawrence Schiller Book/ Rosetta Books. $30. For these of us who lived by way of it, 1968 was a 12 months like […]

Whose Neighborhood Should Get a Street Named for M.L.K.?

Whose Neighborhood Should Get a Street Named for M.L.Okay.?

Mr. Lucas stated he leaned towards giving the title to a road the place white folks are likely to enterprise extra usually, as a result of it may have a larger affect there. “There’s something to be said for the fact that you need to make sure the entire community honors it, instead of saying, […]

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

Welcome to the weekend. Is it spring but? Doesn’t appear to be it from the place I’m sitting. If it’s nonetheless too chilly (moist, darkish, snowy) for a morning stroll, no worries. We’ve acquired tales for you. Some are severe (about ISIS and personal prisons) some are much less so (imagining journey in Wakanda and […]

Memphis Rally Embodies Dr. King’s Activist Spirit

Memphis Rally Embodies Dr. King’s Activist Spirit

Photo A crowd gathered on Wednesday on the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis. Credit Tamir Kalifa for The New York Times For full protection of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination, click on here. MEMPHIS — Thousands of individuals gathered within the streets right here on […]

The Last Year of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life, According to The Times

The Last Year of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life, According to The Times

The Montgomery bus boycotts. The marchers at Selma. The “I Have a Dream” speech. From the second he emerged as a civil rights icon through the mid-1950s via the mid-1960s, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a motion whose profitable protests at the moment are shorthand for his or her period. He made […]