June 18, 2014 - 1:14pm
Comedy icon and controversial civil rights activist Dick Gregory comes to town for a rare live performance.
Dick Gregory has spent the last fifty years as one of the most well respected, and equally controversial, comedians in the pop-culture lexicon. He has shattered glass ceilings, broken barrier
October 11, 2013 - 10:40am
Think you know about MLK Jr.? Think again.
Many people have read, studied, watched historical news clips, discussed, debated and written about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 21, 2013 - 9:00am
On Monday, January 21st, our nation will celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as well as the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Muhammad Ali Center invites the community to celebrate both with them.
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a multitude of civil rights supporters marched in Washington, D.C. from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. At the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King gave his now famous and iconic I Have a Dream speech.On Monday, January 21st, our nation celebrates the...
January 16, 2012 - 6:22pm
The March on Frankfort was a pretty good show. I got to shake Dr. King’s hand, and he gave a truncated version of his famous “I have a dream” speech to the crowd. We all sang, “We Shall Overcome,” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Up on the hill, however, the Kentucky legislature remained unconvinced.”
During my college days, many of my friends became involved, to one degree or another, with the civil rights movement. Here in Louisville, I had grown to adulthood in segregated schools, went to segregated movies and libraries, and played in segregated parks. But a wave of change was...
July 29, 2012 - 7:53pm
Bellarmine University leads community celebration
The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be celebrated Tuesday, January 18 at Bellarmine University in the Highlands. While the January 15 birthday of the civil rights leader, minister and Nobel laureate is widely celebrated on Monday, this event will allow students and the community at large...