Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

RIPR File

April 4th, 2018 marks 50 years since the assasination of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King inspired change in America through impassioned speeches and nonviolent protests. Two years prior to his assassination, MLK visited the University of Rhode Island campus . In 1968, his assassination inspired change to the campus that would continue for years to come.

The passing of Sister Ann Keefe, who died on January 18, 2015, was a great loss to the Rhode Island Community.

St. Michael’s Parish will hold a Memorial Mass for Sr. Ann at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, January 21st at St. Michael’s Church at 260 St. Ann Keefe Way (Oxford Street) Providence.

The Rhode Island General Assembly’s Rev. Dr. Martln Luther King Jr., celebration will be held on Monday, January 19th at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Cranston Street in Providence.

The official celebration of the civil rights leader’s life is free and open to the public, says Rep. Raymond Hull, D-Providence, chairman of the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission.

Hull will serve as master of ceremonies for the event and Sen. Harold Metts, D-Providence, will also have a speaking role and will lead a Pledge of Non-Violence.

Daughter of Martin Luther King to visit RI

Jan 28, 2013

The daughter of the late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. will be in Providence this week.  The Reverend Bernice King will deliver the annual Martin Luther King Jr. lecture at Brown University.  Her talk begins at four Wednesday afternoon in the Salomon Center for Teaching. It is free and open to the public.

King’s talk will focus on health care disparities and other issues of social inequality.