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2013-08-02 08:24:00

Rev. Bernice King, Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., to Appear at Special Event Aug. 22 WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Newseum opens "Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement," an exhibit that explores the new generation of student leaders in the early 1960s who fought segregation by exercising their First Amendment rights and making their voices heard. The exhibit...

2012-02-29 16:06:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a world of tragedy and triumph, actor/musician Tyrese Gibson takes the ultimate leap of faith with A Dreamer's Dream. "This was a God sent vision, an idea and I was obedient and moved on it," says Tyrese Gibson. "I hope the messages in this tribute is embraced and received around the world." A Dreamer's Dream comes on the heels of Black History Month and at the dawn of the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination in Memphis, TN. A Dreamer's...

2012-01-17 16:55:00

March attracts slain civil rights leader's son, Martin Luther King III SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- San Antonio, home to one of the nation's largest marches commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr., once again showcased a remarkable turnout of participants for an annual event that began in 1978 with 50 individuals and that has now grown to attract more than 100,000 people annually. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120117/DC37275) The 2012 City of San...

2012-01-06 15:45:00

- City of San Antonio celebrates 25th anniversary of City-sponsored march - SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200,000 attendees are expected to participate in the 25th Anniversary City of San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative March - one of the nation's largest MLK Jr. marches - on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at 10 a.m. in San Antonio, Texas. A testament to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s impact on all Americans, this local City-sponsored march will be...

2011-10-26 15:30:00

WARRENTON, Va., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Educational Book and Media Association (EBMA) today announced that Sharon M. Draper is the winner of the 2011 Jeremiah Ludington Award. The Ludington Award, named after EBMA's founder, is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the educational book business. Past winners have included Steven Kellogg, Jon Scieszka, Kevin Henkes, Mary Pope Osborne, Seymour Simon, Tomie dePaola, Richard Peck,...

2010-05-26 07:44:00

ATLANTA, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- "I Dream" is a musical celebration and journey through the life and work of a man whose prophetic and historical significance has become legend. The story of the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is now a major musical drama opening in Atlanta on July 9, 2010. Presented by Musical-Dramatic Arts and directed by acclaimed actress Jasmine Guy, best known for her role as Whitley Gilbert in the 1990s hit series 'A Different World,' the through-composed...

2010-05-04 14:15:00

Their Public Service Announcements are Online and On Air WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The three surviving children of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King -- Martin Luther King III, Dexter Scott King and Bernice Albertine King -- are the newest additions to a growing list of well-known Americans who have recorded public service announcements (PSAs) in support of the 2010 Census. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) The list of...

2010-02-03 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Breaking new ground came naturally to Virginia Hamilton. In 1967, the publication of her first book, Zeely, launched the modern era of African American children's fiction. Through her more than forty award-winning books and scores of speeches and essays, Hamilton helped to bridge cultures and generations. In 2010, eight years after her death, this important legacy continues to grow. Virginia Hamilton: Speeches, Essays and Conversations (The Blue...

2010-01-26 09:30:00

DETROIT, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- John Legend comes to Detroit to inspire metro Detroiters with thoughts and music that challenge the community to work towards a better future on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 at 7 p.m. at The Max M. Fisher Music Center. As a part of B.L.A.C. magazine's Distinguished Speakers Series, this event is a unique chance to hear from one the most talented and respected young recording artists of his generation speak and perform a few songs. Since bursting on to the...

2009-08-28 07:28:00

CHICAGO, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Inventor Raymond Guyton expounds on the work of Thomas Edison and Louis Latimer. A 3-5 watt light bulb that sends an unforgettable, inspirational message. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090828/CG65172) Mr. Guyton is using this inspirational and unforgettable message to host a Chicago Faith Walk and Rally on August 29, 2009, starting in Logan Square and ending at the Midway Plaisance. Guyton is using his own inventions and ideals that help...