King has a special place in the magazine. Over the years, we’ve looked at his Rochester visits and connections. We’ve looked how schools and civic groups have celebrated his birthday. We’ve looked at the circumstances of the day of King’s death, April 4th, 1968. And seen how that date, April 4th, has been occasion for social activism.
In When Martin Luther King was at the home of Charles Lunsford and On Dr. Charles T. Lunsford and the house where he entertained Martin Luther King Jr. we looked closely at King’s January 8th, 1958 visit to Rochester, including a remarkable photograph and a home on Elmwood Avenue.
In Nazareth College’s President Daan Braveman on defining moments and his own March on Washington, August 1963, Daan Braverman recalled his visit to Rochester where he was inspired by King.In On his Day, remembering when Martin Luther King visited Rochester, January 8th, 1958, we saw the MLK Conference on Finding Solutions at the Wilson Foundation Academy.
In An MLK Day of symphonies, service and Sneetches at Hillel Community Day School, we saw how a school in Brighton celebrated MLK Day.
More tragically, in When Baltimore burned 47 years ago we looked back at riots that spread across the northeast following King’s 1968 assassination.
In Reflections on the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination, George Payne looks at the unresolved circumstances of the fateful day in Memphis.
Finally, in Marching on Genesee Street for the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Action, the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. living on. On April 4th, 2017, we were back at Wilson Foundation Academy for the National Day of Action.
We’ll see you April 4th, 2018.
And in Nonviolence Education is Needed on MLK Day, George looked at how MLK might have viewed the holiday in his name. (A different version of George’s essay was published in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.)