Dr. Martin Luther King

Around Cincinnati
5:00 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Cincinnati's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration will include music & spoken word performers

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day program, presented by the local MLK Coaltion, happens Monday, January 19 at Music Hall. Joining Jim Stump to talk about the arts components in this year’s program are Michael Burnham (spoken word) and Steve Milloy (director/conductor of the MLK Coalition Chorale.)

Arts
9:51 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Journey From Within

“Journey From Within” is a one-hour tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which will air on WVXU and WMUB on Saturday, January 17th, at 11pm.  The special begins with a song by Sweet Honey in the Rock and then continues with the words of Dr. Maya Angelou.  Listeners will also hear from Reverend Adam Clayton Powell and philosopher Cornel West.  There are important historical moments from Marian Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 Civil Rights speech, and the voice of Dr. King.

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Special program
3:57 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Journey From Within

The Rev. Ralph Abernathy, right, and Bishop Julian Smith, left, flank Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during a civil rights march in Memphis, Tenn., March 28, 1968.

Originally aired Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11 PM

The Journey From Within is a one-hour tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The special begins with a song by Sweet Honey in the Rock and then continues with the words of Dr. Maya Angelou. Listeners will also hear from Reverend Adam Clayton Powell and philosopher Cornel West. There are important historical moments from Marian Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 Civil Rights speech, and the voice of Dr. King.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

"The Mountaintop" presents a fascinating view of Martin Luther King Jr's last night

The next regional premiere from Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is playwright Katori Hall’s fascinating re-imaging of events on the night before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. The Mountaintop opens on March 19 and our Rick Pender discusses this 2-character Olivier Award winning play with the actors, Gavin Lawrence and Torie Wiggins.

Martin Luther King Jr.
6:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

MLK Coalition asks: What's your dream?

File photo of the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. march in Cincinnati.
Credit Michael Keating

People remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Cincinnati Monday have a full day to do it.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Coalition and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is hosting the 39th annual King Legacy Awards Breakfast at the Freedom Center. During the 8:00a.m. breakfast six people will be honored for their leadership in strengthening the diversity of the community and for promoting the vision and legacy of Dr. King. 

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