Martin Luther King Jr http://ripr.org en Civil Rights Leader To Speak At URI http://ripr.org/post/civil-rights-leader-speak-uri <p>Rev. Bernard Lafayette Jr., a leader in the civil rights movement, will speak at the University of Rhode Island Tuesday.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:18:04 +0000 Catherine Welch 34926 at http://ripr.org Civil Rights Leader To Speak At URI 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 Bernice King at Brown; Charles Ogletree at URI http://ripr.org/post/bernice-king-brown-charles-ogletree-uri <p>Two of the nation’s leading African-American intellectuals will be speaking at Brown University and &nbsp;the University of Rhode Island.</p><p>URI will host Charles Ogletree on Feb. 5. Ogletree is a nationally-known Harvard University Law School professor and longtime mentor and adviser to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Both the Obamas were Ogletree’s students at Harvard. Ogletree is an expert on criminal and civil rights legal issues.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:12:35 +0000 Scott MacKay 9112 at http://ripr.org RI celebrates Martin Luther King Jr Day http://ripr.org/post/ri-celebrates-martin-luther-king-jr-day <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Hundreds gathered Monday morning in Cranston for the annual Martin Luther King Jr scholarship breakfast. The crowd joined hands and sang “We Shall Overcome” as they remembered the life and works of Dr King.</p><p>It was the 30<sup>th</sup> annual breakfast and during the event 27 scholarships were handed out. Rev. Sammy Vaughan says this is an appropriate way to remember the life and legacy of Dr. King.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:55:10 +0000 Catherine Welch 8946 at http://ripr.org RI celebrates Martin Luther King Jr Day