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MLK and ignorance of history

In retrospect, inducting Martin Luther King Jr. into the Pantheon of American Heroes may have been a mistake and a disservice to what he fought for. Unfortunately, to make King an icon, we have had to make him non-controversial. We had to hollow him out, enabling anyone to fill that vessel with whatever supports their agenda. This is unfortunate, because his struggle continues.... Read more»

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1929-1968

Listen to MLK's final sermon: 'I've Been to the Mountaintop'

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life: "I've Been to the Mountaintop." Here's a recording and the text of that sermon.... Read more»

Muhammad Ali to be celebrated at Tucson interfaith service

Tucsonans of all faiths will join together on Saturday to mourn and remember Muhammad Ali at the Islamic Center of Tucson. The service will include Muslim and Christian leaders, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Councilman Kozachik, and a Ramadan feast.... Read more»

Report: Gay rights gain ground, but Arizona, other states, still fall short

It’s been a good couple of years for LGBT rights in America, but Arizona has a long way to go in basic quality for gay people, according to a recent Human Rights Campaign report.... Read more»

1929-1968

Listen: 'I've Been to the Mountaintop' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday marks the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life: "I've Been to the Mountaintop." Here's a recording and the text of that sermon.... Read more»

1929-1968

'I've Been to the Mountaintop' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, the nation remembers Martin Luther King Jr., who has been gone longer than the 39 years he lived, but his impact remains. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life, April 3, 1968: "I've Been to the Mountaintop."... Read more»

Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK: 'I have a dream'

Video: "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together."... Read more»

Activists: Tempe anti-discrimination vote sign of statewide momentum

Tempe is the first city in Arizona in which voters have approved protecting LGBT municipal workers. Advocates hope the change to Tempe's city charter will inspire other cities to adopt non-discrimination measures of their own. ... Read more»2

Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK: 'I have a dream'

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. (with video)... Read more»

1929-1968

'I've Been to the Mountaintop' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday marks the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life: "I've Been to the Mountaintop." Here's a recording and the text of that sermon.... Read more»

1929-1968

'I've Been to the Mountaintop' - Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, the nation remembers Martin Luther King Jr., who has been gone longer than the 39 years he lived, but his impact remains. Perhaps the greatest of his speeches, from a man renowned for his uplifting words, was one given extemporaneously on the last night of his life, April 3, 1968: "I've Been to the Mountaintop."... Read more»

Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK: 'I have a dream'

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. (with video)... Read more»

Arizonans join thousands for 50th anniversary of March on Washington

Anthem resident Pamela Gardner was just 4 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” Speech, but it still had an effect on her. “As a child I always cried when I read or heard that speech,” said Gardner, who joined thousands Wednesday on the National Mall to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Brewer: Ring bells to honor MLK's call for freedom

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" address, and to honor his call to the nation to "Let Freedom Ring," I encourage all Arizonans to proudly ring their bells at noon Wednesday.... Read more»

Analysis

March on Washington: Looking back 50 years

August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. It is a time to celebrate a movement, a speech, and leaders who influenced generations of people around the globe and achieved genuine progress for diverse groups of Americans. This month’s anniversary raises the question: “Was the march a success?” In so many ways, the answer is “yes.”... Read more»

Commentary

Remembering Martin Luther King and the March on Washington

What’s largely forgotten now, in the plethora of articles and books about the great “March On Washington for Freedom and Jobs” 50 years ago this month, is the fear it engendered among many white people in the nation’s capital. Not all in King's dream came true, but could he have imagined a black man in the White House?... Read more»

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