Martin Luther King Jr
The assassination of John F. Kennedy was a pivotal moment on which the world suddenly turned. How can we make it spin back?
Fifty years ago this Friday I was preparing to make my stage debut as the town drunk in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" when the shots range out in Dallas and everything changed.
Actor David Alan Anderson as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Actress Lisa Beasley as Hotel Maid Camae
Actor David Alan Anderson as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and actress Lisa Beasley, who hails from Gary as hotel maid Camae in "The Mountaintop" at Court Theatre in Chicago playing through Oct. 6.
It’s 1961, and I’m walking toward the front entrance of Roosevelt High School, Gary. What a beautiful structure and park-like setting, with manicured lawn and trees giving testimony that this school has pride!
INDIANAPOLIS | Thousands of Americans will converge on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., starting Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, including a host of local residents and leaders.
SOUTH HOLLAND | They came together to remember and celebrate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Lake County judge and a Lake Central High School student were honored Thursday at Indiana's birthday celebration for Martin Luther King Jr.
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet celebrates the life, legacy and determination of Martin Luther King Jr. to achieve social justice for all people through non-violence in a series of events scheduled on campus, Jan. 28 through Feb. 1.
GARY | A reluctant leader who was “willing to put himself out there,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. became “a game-changer for the country … a light instead of a mirror,” said the guest speaker at Sunday’s annual tribute to King at Holy Angels Cathedral.
Troy Patterson Thomas recites the famous "I Have a Dream" speech by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual tribute to King on Sunday at the Cathedral of the Holy Angels in Gary.
Patricia DeNeal has always felt knowledge helps change lives and that belief led her to spend 45 years in nursing and teaching.
WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central will be the site of the 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration Breakfast on Jan. 21 in the PNC Library-Student-Faculty Building cafeteria.
MERRILLVILLE | Children in kindergarten through sixth grade can celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Lake County Public Library's central branch, 1919 W. 81st Ave.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Civil Rights Commission will award a $500 college scholarship to the high school student who best shows how to promote equality.
GARY | Family, friends, and local residents remembered former teacher and public official Katie Hall as a love-filled person with a deep legacy of community service.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate paused for a moment of silence and unanimously approved a resolution Thursday honoring the late Katie Hall.
Students at Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City reflected on their freedoms and dreams during a recent celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
HAMMOND | In September 1960, Annie Hicks entered Maywood Elementary School as the first black teacher employed in Hammond.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on Monday honored the memory of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as part of a south suburban commemoration of his birthday.
Two black mayors in Northwest Indiana — Karen Freeman-Wilson, of Gary, and Anthony Copeland, of East Chicago — say the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has had an impact on their personal and political lives.
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