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Former congressman Bakari Sellers speaks Jan. 21, 2020.

Former congressman Bakari Sellers discusses racial injustice in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Madisyn Woodring Reporter January 21, 2021

Former South Carolina State Representative Bakari Sellers told viewers of his virtual speech honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. that now is the most divided and divisive time in American history...

American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) delivers his I have a dream speech to participants in the March on Washington, DC on August 28, 1963.

MLK Day encourages service

Toby Lyles and Will Mullery, CNN January 18, 2021

(CNN) -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January, although Dr. King was actually born on the 15th of January 1929, 92 years ago.Mrs. Coretta Scott King and musician Stevie...

#BlackAtKentState: A local look at racism on college campuses

KentWired Staff July 13, 2020

“There’s a lot that I think needs to change in general, but I think the biggest thing is awareness. That is an issue from our faculty and staff members because these things happen every day on campus,”...

MLK Day of Service: Campus Kitchen

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor January 20, 2020

Smells of pumpkin bread batter fill the room as about 25 volunteers stir together multiple loaves of bread in the Campus Kitchen. People pose with bowls, mix and spatulas as their friends take pictures...

(From left to right) Senior sports administration major Angelina Denetriade, senior english major Elizabeth Laubert and senior fashion merchandising major Austin Hoepf make blankets for the MLK Day of Service on Jan. 20. 2020. The blankets were made for those experiencing homelessness.

Students honor Martin Luther King Jr. through volunteering

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor January 20, 2020

While many students jumped at the idea of having the chance to sleep in and do nothing on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, some students, faculty and staff took the opportunity to participate in the “day...

OPINION: Letter to the editor MLK

Over the years, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become one of the most revered and lionized figures in American history. In fact, according to a 1999 Gallup poll, Dr. King was the second most admired figure...

Dylan Webb is a teaching English as a second language major. Contact him at dwebb13@kent.edu.

Opinion: Break the ice by volunteering

Dylan Webb January 27, 2016

This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I participated in Kent State's Hillel’s event, “MLK for a Day," where, as an instructor for Knitting for Those in Need, I helped over 70 college students  learn...

Speeches, marches honor Martin Luther King Jr. 


Phillip Lucas, AP January 20, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Hundreds of people filled Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Monday to remember and reflect on the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., one of many events across the nation to...

News on the go: Jan. 21, 2014

Taylor Williams January 20, 2014

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, leaders in his hometown of Atlanta talk about strides the country has made in the last 50 years and how much more work needs to be done on Monday. Speakers at Ebenezer...

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