Guest column: It wasn’t Dr. King’s dream that America was afraid of, it was the fact that he woke up. Then he became a threat. America wants you to only remember the dream. As always, America “white-washes” our history and rewrites it in such a way to generate an outcome conducive to its status quo.
Today is a state and federal holiday commemorating the birth of the great American civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Here's a list of what's closed, schedule changes and a brief history of the man and the holiday.
Celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy with poetry, prose and music at the The East End Voter Coalition's annual MLK Day Program. Keynote speaker: The Rev. Charles Coverdale
With MLK National Day of Service coming up, Riverhead nonprofits in need of volunteers to gather at library Saturday afternoon
As MLK National Day of Service approaches, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force is hosting a Community Service Expo Saturday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Riverhead Free Library. Here's the list of nonprofits that will be there and what their volunteer needs are.
This 4' by 4' mosaic portrait was created by students from Riverhead High School and Southampton High School as part of East End Arts' MLK Portrait Project. Courtesy photo: East End Arts
As we strive for criminal justice and education reforms in New York, as well as solutions to the widening opportunity gap between the wealthy and everyone else, it's important that we embrace his values and remember his legacy.