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January 19, 1992
The Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission is conducting its seventh annual celebration commemorating the life of the late civil rights leader 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Hammond High School in Columbia.The theme of the event, "Expanding the Dream," will feature music and song, dramatic readings and recognition of Howard Countycitizens.Information: 313-2022.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | February 9, 2014
"I won't have any money to leave behind. I won't have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind. " --  Martin Luther King Jr., Feb. 4, 1968 Maybe we should take up an offering. Obviously, the heirs of Martin Luther King Jr. are hard up for money. That must be why they keep selling off pieces of his legacy. Have you heard the latest? King's youngest child, Bernice, issued a statement last week after her brothers, Dexter and Martin III, filed suit to force her to turn over their father's Nobel Peace Prize and his traveling Bible.
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By Donna M. Owens and Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2011
While many Americans rightly associate King with his Atlanta birthplace, the nation's capital also boasts a unique and substantial connection to the leader. Visitors to Washington who would like to explore civil rights beyond the new memorial have plenty of options — from walking tours to exhibits and other stirring experiences. Here are 10 recommendations for following King's legacy: •Civil War to Civil Rights walking tour. Cultural Tourism DC offers this self-guided tour through downtown Washington.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2014
Shelia Burkhalter and her 8-year-old daughter, Sydney, spent Monday afternoon cutting out maps, drawing and writing in matching books titled, "My personal journey. " The Burkhalters were participating in a day of activities at the Walters Art Museum to commemorate the life and message of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. "It's not a day off, but a day on," said Shelia Burkhalter, an associate vice president for student affairs at University of Baltimore, explaining that her family usually volunteers on Martin Luther King Day. Her husband's work schedule did not permit it this year.
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By Katie V. Jones | January 19, 2012
SYKESVILLE — Other teens may have seen Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a day off school, but David Kreinar, a Boy Scout in Troop 719, tapped the philosophical meaning of the day to create "A Day Of Service," on Monday, Jan. 16. Following on the quotation from Coretta Scott King that the holiday should be, "a day on, not a day off," the event gave opportunities for people to donate their time to help local charitable and outreach causes....
NEWS
January 15, 2005
Holiday closings For a list of closings on Monday's MLK holiday, please go to www.baltimoresun.com/mlk
NEWS
September 5, 2013
My wife and I volunteer at the National Aquarium on Saturday afternoons. This week we left at 11 a.m. ,and the trip from Columbia to the Inner Harbor took almost an hour in contrast to the usual 25 to 30 minutes ( "Grand Prix impact felt beyond racetrack," Sept. 1). It takes me less time than that to get to the Wilmer Eye Clinic in Baltimore County for an appointment. It was OK until arriving at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where we completely stopped and then inched toward Baltimore Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | January 21, 2001
For the 26th year, supporters and members of the Kappa Phi Lambda chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity gathered for a breakfast honoring the life of fraternity brother the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More than 1,000 people gathered in the Martin's West ballroom to honor the late civil rights leader at the annual breakfast -- this year themed "Making the Dream a Reality." One of the morning's big topics of conversation was the planned King memorial in the D.C. Tidal Basin, the site of which was dedicated Dec. 4. The morning's guests included: Richard Shepherd, event chair; Clarence Hall, Frederick Moss and Edward D. Young, event committee members; Dennis G. Kemp, Kappa Phi Lambda president; Wayne E. Rock, James B. Smith, Willie A. Eggleston Jr. and Gerald L. James, chapter officers; Vincent Harris, MLK Memorial Project chapter contact; Adrian Harpool, 21st Century Group president; Tom Maze, Polaris consultant; Ken Jennings, vice president of the African American Coalition for Howard County; Natalie Woodson, NAACP Howard County branch education chair; Denise Harris, Bank of America assistant vice president; Dr. Marshall Shepherd, NASA research meteorologist; Ramona Carroll, Latham & Watkins attorney; Calvin Zellars, Radio One senior corporate accountant; Harry Evans III, "That Show With Those Black Guys" executive producer-host; Dr. Jean C. Hundley, Baltimore obstetrician-gynecologist; Angela La Croix Brade, National Association of Securities Dealers program manager;...
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By Luke Broadwater | May 3, 2011
Shortly after posting yesterday on my Facebook page, "The most evil person in the world is dead. Enjoy hell, bin Laden," a slew of quotations starting popping up on my friends' posts that appeared to undercut this sentiment as barbaric or not Christian.  Several of my Facebook friends posted a variation of the following quotation, allegedly from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the great champion of civil rights.  Their posts said:  ...
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By Lisa Pollak and Lisa Pollak,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2003
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Without a doubt, the low point of the visit to Blitch Street -- soon to be the country's newest Martin Luther King Jr. Drive -- came when the owner of GT Auto Supply abruptly ended our interview by grabbing my notebook, ripping out a page of notes, crumpling it in his fist, and tossing it in the trash. "I'll pay for it," he said, sliding a penny across the counter with a trembling hand. The surprising thing was that the white businessman had signed the petition to rename the street for King, leading me to expect a somewhat friendlier encounter.
NEWS
January 16, 2014
Howard County's 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will be Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Smith Theatre in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, in Columbia. A reception will begin at 2 p.m. and the program will start at 3 p.m. The keynote speaker is the Hon. Pamila Brown, Howard County District Court Associate Judge. The event will also include performances from various cultural groups. The winners of the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Essay Contest and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "Living the Dream" award will be announced.
NEWS
September 5, 2013
My wife and I volunteer at the National Aquarium on Saturday afternoons. This week we left at 11 a.m. ,and the trip from Columbia to the Inner Harbor took almost an hour in contrast to the usual 25 to 30 minutes ( "Grand Prix impact felt beyond racetrack," Sept. 1). It takes me less time than that to get to the Wilmer Eye Clinic in Baltimore County for an appointment. It was OK until arriving at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where we completely stopped and then inched toward Baltimore Street.
EXPLORE
January 29, 2013
The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6606. Field hockey The Howard Stampede Field Hockey Club won the U16 division of the MLK Champions of Tomorrow Tournament held Jan. 20 in Rockville. Howard Stampede had three wins and one tie to come in first place in their bracket and advance to the finals against SPark.
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By Fred B. Shoken | January 13, 2013
Comedian Chris Rock has observed that Martin Luther King stood for nonviolence, but now "Martin Luther King" is a street - and if you're on Martin Luther King Boulevard anywhere in America, violence is taking place. I believe that Baltimore's Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is less violent than many other similarly named streets in America. As a relatively new road (dating from 1982), there are few buildings fronting the boulevard. The roadway, which hugs the western edge of downtown, doesn't run through a particular neighborhood.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2013
The Rev. Gertie T. Williams feels very much at home when she volunteers at the restored Ellicott City Colored School on Frederick Road. The Howard County native's ease in her surroundings is for good reason: From grades one through seven, she attended a nearly identical two-room schoolhouse for African-American students, located in Elkridge. So when county officials hit upon the idea of holding an open house Jan. 21 on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Ellicott City facility - the first Howard school for black children built with county funds - Williams was the obvious choice to give the invocation, said Jacque Galke, supervisor of the county's heritage program.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2013
Center Stage welcomes the New Year with Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop," a play set in the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis on April 3, 1968. The main characters are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a maid who stops by his room. The production, directed by Center Stage artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah, starts previews next week, opens Jan. 16 and runs through Feb. 24. The run coincides with MLK Day on Jan. 21, so the company is adding a performance that night to mark the occasion. Pricing will be different, too -- there's a pay-what-you-can policy for 100 tickets.
NEWS
By CYNTHIA TUCKER | April 4, 2008
ATLANTA -- In the four decades since the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the nation has undergone a stunning social and political transformation that even Dr. King may not have anticipated. The average 25-year-old would have a hard time imagining what the country was like before. No Tiger Woods or Oprah Winfrey or Will Smith. No Colin Powell or Condoleezza Rice or Barack Obama. No black presidents in disaster movies or black babies in diaper commercials. That was my childhood.
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By James J. Zogby | February 10, 2002
WASHINGTON - There's a desperate need for a new Palestinian strategy. What is now being done is not working. More of the same will produce only more suffering, more tension and ever deepening disaster. In order to begin a long overdue reassessment, it's important to outline some of the constants that define the parameters of the current situation. The first of these is that the Israeli government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is unwilling to make peace on terms that provide the Palestinians with their basic rights.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
The pastor who works with some of Anne Arundel County's poorest residents and a longtime civil rights activist will be the keynote speakers at coming events in the county honoring the work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Both the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Dinner, which have become traditional January functions in the county, also recognize residents for work that follows the spirit...
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By Katie V. Jones | January 19, 2012
SYKESVILLE — Other teens may have seen Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a day off school, but David Kreinar, a Boy Scout in Troop 719, tapped the philosophical meaning of the day to create "A Day Of Service," on Monday, Jan. 16. Following on the quotation from Coretta Scott King that the holiday should be, "a day on, not a day off," the event gave opportunities for people to donate their time to help local charitable and outreach causes....
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