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MLK’s “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” is still relevant today

Over the last couple of days, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” has been getting lots of mention on Twitter and other social media in reaction to the NFL players and management participating in the #takeaknee protests. … Continue reading

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“Let Freedom Ring…” ‘I have a dream’ speech was 54 years ago today

“And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening … Continue reading

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Dr. King – Be an extremist for love

One of the greatest honors of my life was being invited to speak at the Martin Luther King, Jr. candlelight vigil two years ago at the UNK student union, along with Kevin Chaney, who was then UNK’s women’s basketball coach.  This year’s … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. – A brilliant practitioner of public relations (and that’s a good thing!)

One of the greatest honors of my life was being invited to speak at the Martin Luther King, Jr. candlelight vigil last year at the UNK student union, along with Kevin Chaney, who was then UNK’s women’s basketball coach.  This year’s vigil will … Continue reading

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Thinking about King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

One of the greatest honors of my life was being invited to speak at the Martin Luther King, Jr. candlelight vigil Monday evening at the UNK student union, along with Kevin Chaney, UNK’s women’s basketball coach. Here’s what I had to say: When … Continue reading

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MLK, Mahalia Jackson and the “I have a dream” speech

One thing I learned this week during the 5oth anniversary of the March on Washington was that a substantial part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech was improvised.  Specifically, the part about having a dream… … Continue reading

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“I have a dream…” Washington Post virtually ignored the speech 50 years ago

Today was the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered what is considered to be one of the great speeches of the 20th century, if not one of the best American speeches ever: And … Continue reading

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Good Friday, Dr. King, and the Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. always understood symbolism and that words and actions had to match each other. That’s why he marched and got arrested in Birmingham, Alabama on Good Friday, 1963. While he was jailed there over Holy Week, … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights & Public Relations

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. displayed a brilliant understanding of public relations throughout the campaign to integrate the South in the 1950s and 1960s. King knew that it would take a combination of action, words, and visibility in … Continue reading

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