Martin Luther King Jr.

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It was snowing on Nov. 29, 1964 as Martin Luther King, Jr. stood before 6,200 people at the University of Dayton Fieldhouse talking about race relations in America.

More than fifty years have passed since the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington. While we have seen advances in racial equality since then, a recent Gallup poll shows a majority of Americans regard tension between the races as one of the most serious challenges facing the nation today.

Steve Milloy, director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Chorale, sits down with Anne Arenstein to preview their MLK Day Commemorative Program at Music Hall on Monday, January 18.

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. 

Ann Thompson / WVXU

John Soden was first introduced to Martin Luther King Jr. at Syracuse University in King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."

"It changed something in me, the concerns I had about it and it didn't become a sort of thing to go about and tinker with," said Soden.  "I wanted to see a substantial change in very ethically and informed ways."

Photos from Cincinnati's Martin Luther King Day march

Jan 21, 2013
All photos by Michael Keating

We Were Here

Jan 19, 2013

A rebroadcast of the first hour of the award-winning special “We Were Here” will be aired Saturday, January 19th, at 11pm.  This special was produced by Lee Hay in 2003 as an outgrowth of her blues show and the discordant atmosphere between the races in Cincinnati.