On the eve of this weekend’s dedication, a reminder of the King kin’s greed (originally posted 4/17/09): A few years back they sold their father’s words and image to a communications company — “I have a dream … that everyone will use Cingular wirless service.” This is worse: The family of the Rev. Martin Luther […]Read more "King monument didn’t come cheap, thanks to King family"
In 1965, a coalition of Atlanta’s political, religious and cultural leaders organized a banquet to honor a native son, the city’s first Nobel Prize winner. The integrated affair was not without controversy, but civic pride and a sense of decency prevailed. You won’t find a better illustration of why Atlanta is not Birmingham, and vice-versa. […]Read more "The most important dinner in Atlanta’s history"
I don’t suspect sinister motives in the decision to move the portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. to make room for Gov. Hogg’s portrait, but the symbolism stinks as bad as Sonny’s land deals. Perdue’s mug belongs on a “Wanted” poster next to the state ethics office (if one existed).Read more "Replacing King with a crook"
A few years back they sold their father’s words and image to a communications company — “I have a dream … that everyone will use Cingular wirless service.” This is worse: The family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has charged the foundation building a monument to the civil rights leader on the National […]Read more "a new low for king kin"
Zealous guardians of his words and his likeness, the family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is demanding a share of the proceeds from the sudden wave of T-shirts, posters and other merchandise depicting the civil rights leader alongside Barack Obama. Isaac Newton Farris Jr., King’s nephew and head of the nonprofit King Center […]Read more "“if you make a dollar, we should make a dime”"
Martin Luther King Jr.’s home church, Ebenezer Baptist in Atlanta, reacts to Obama’s victory:Read more "scenes from the mountaintop"
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of his assassination, Memphis magazine has a timeline of the last “31 hours, 28 minutes” of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, including this passage about his final speech: 10:30 p.m. — King concludes his speech with, “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!” and takes a […]Read more "mlk’s final speech"