MLK Day celebration at Eastman Theatre (8:30 a.m. to noon) The community will celebrate Dr. King with a free event on Monday at Kodak Hall inside Eastman Theatre. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The keynote speaker will be former U.S. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, the goddaughter of the late Coretta Scott King, the wife of […]
As the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kicked off earlier this week, many demonstrators demanded politicians take up the push for federal voting rights reform. In the demonstrations, King’s family joined the cause, stating there could be “no celebration without legislation.” The Freedom To Vote Act was created to set new minimum standards […]
Well I’m back in Rochester after spending a weekend in Memphis Tennessee. I’ve been there though there before but I’ve never got a chance to experience the city because I was just passing through. My whole reasoning of being in city of Memphis was because I attended the St Jude’s children’s research hospital’s celebration of […]
Voting Rights Act Of 1965, August 1965 In August 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law with the goal of overcoming the legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevents African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment in the Constitution of the U.S. The […]
All events take place Thursday, January 28th 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, “EXPRESSION’S OF KING’S LEGACY KEYNOTE ADDRESS”-Gordon Field House Andrew Young (keynote address) brings a unique perspective formed by his wealth of experience in national and global leadership to his focus on the challenges of this era. He confronted segregation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and […]
Here is a list of things in and around Rochester to do today: Source: Democrat & Chronicle Monday Community Worship Celebration: Join a free Martin Luther King Day Community Worship Celebration featuring a 200-voice mega choir, 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 18 at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 26 Gibbs St. Visit esm.rochester.edu.
Jimmy Kimmel Live does this skit called Lie Witness and on Monday for MLK Day Kimmel commemorated it by asking people to chime in on the Twitter beef between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Donald Trump.