civil rights http://ripr.org en Salve Regina Students' Alternative Spring Break: Civil Rights Tour http://ripr.org/post/salve-regina-students-alternative-spring-break-civil-rights-tour <p>About 20 Salve Regina students will be doing something different on their spring break this year. They will be taking a civil rights bus tour to learn more about the movement. The tour bus will stop at key sites from the era and the students will interact with former participants. Salve Regina associate professor of religion and theology Dr. Anthony LoPresti said he hopes his students will recognize that racism still remains an issue in our society today.</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Benjamin Bryant 29817 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islander Remembers Historic 1963 March On Washington http://ripr.org/post/rhode-islander-remembers-historic-1963-march-washington <p>August 28<sup>th</sup> marks the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the March on Washington. Best known for Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, it was also a pivotal moment in the history of the civil rights movement.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo Jonic talks with a Rhode Islander who was one of the quarter-of-a-million people there.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Monteiro went on to work as a body guard for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Selma to Montgomery march. He describes the slain civil rights leader as a quiet man who enjoyed a good joke.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:09:10 +0000 Flo Jonic 20748 at http://ripr.org Rhode Islander Remembers Historic 1963 March On Washington Daughter of Martin Luther King to visit RI http://ripr.org/post/daughter-martin-luther-king-visit-ri <p>The daughter of the late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. will be in Providence this week.&nbsp; The Reverend Bernice King will deliver the annual Martin Luther King Jr. lecture at Brown University.&nbsp; Her talk begins at four Wednesday afternoon in the Salomon Center for Teaching. It is free and open to the public.<br><br>King’s talk will focus on health care disparities and other issues of social inequality.<br> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:50:36 +0000 Flo Jonic 9313 at http://ripr.org