Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

High Honors
5:04 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Seattle Street Named In Honor Of Civil Rights Leader Who Brought Dr. King To Seattle

Rev. Samuel McKinney
HistoryLink.org

The Seattle City Council has named a street in the city’s central area in honor of civil rights leader Rev. Samuel McKinney.

The council on Monday unanimously agreed to designate a stretch of 19th Avenue East, between East Union Street and East Madison Street, as Rev. Dr. S. McKinney Avenue.

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Watershed
5:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Fifty Years after 1963 March in D.C., One Woman Remembers

AP Photo

Later this month marks the 50th anniversary of a watershed in American civil rights history. That’s when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and gave his “I have a dream” speech.

Tomorrow, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists is organizing a march in Seattle to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington. For one woman who grew up in Seattle, the memory is still fresh. 

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Jazz & Blues
12:00 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Dr. King on the Importance of Jazz

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
history.com

On the day we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., let's revisit his thoughts on Jazz and Blues from his address to the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival:

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