MLK http://blog.wlrn.org en MLK: A Bootless Man Cannot Lift Himself By His Bootstraps http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mlk-bootless-man-cannot-lift-himself-his-bootstraps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, Florida’s poverty rate is just over 17 percent and the city of Miami’s hit 29.5 percent in the most recent Census data. At the end of the </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, poverty levels in the South hovered around 18 percent of the population.</span></p><p>It was during that time when Dr. Martin Luther King,&nbsp;Jr. spent much of his energy organizing what he called the "Poor People's Campaign." It worked to achieve economic justice and equality for poor people -- a disproportionate number of whom were black.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:36:23 +0000 Wilson Sayre 26625 at http://blog.wlrn.org MLK: A Bootless Man Cannot Lift Himself By His Bootstraps How The March On Washington Lives On 50 Years Later For Those Who Weren't There http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-march-washington-lives-50-years-later-those-who-werent-there <p></p><p>For the hundreds of thousands of people who participated in the 1963 March on Washington, many can recount the moving moments of that day.</p><p>But for a particular group of four ladies,&nbsp;the impact of the event is still profoundly felt decades later. All were young teens at the time of Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, but didn’t attend the march.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:46:44 +0000 Chloe Herring 20156 at http://blog.wlrn.org How The March On Washington Lives On 50 Years Later For Those Who Weren't There Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream http://blog.wlrn.org/post/obama-outline-unfinished-work-decades-after-kings-dream President Obama will stand in the symbolic shadows of Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln Wednesday, as he marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.<p>Aides say Obama will use the opportunity to celebrate the progress that's been made, thanks to the civil rights movement. He'll also discuss the work that he says still has to be done to realize King's dream of racial justice in America.<p>That includes fighting to protect voting rights and building what the president calls "ladders of opportunity" for poor people of all races.<p>Obama doesn't often talk publicly about race. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:43:56 +0000 Scott Horsley 19707 at http://blog.wlrn.org Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream MLK's March On Washington: Hear From The Folks Who Were There http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mlks-march-washington-hear-folks-who-were-there <p></p><p><em>Editor's Note: Below are Americans with South Florida connections who went to hear the Rev. Dr. &nbsp;Martin Luther King&nbsp;Jr. deliver his famous "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., one of the most significant civil rights events in history. &nbsp;Their bios are compiled from public and private sources. Listen to what they have to say.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p><strong>SHIRLEY JOHNSON</strong></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:34:14 +0000 Daniel Hicks, Alicia Zuckerman, Terence Shepherd & Wilson Sayre 19699 at http://blog.wlrn.org MLK's March On Washington: Hear From The Folks Who Were There