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What if MLK Ran for President? Children Imagine What His Campaign Speeches Might Be Like

Posted on · Each year, elementary students in Houston and Dallas are invited to give speeches in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Competitions. This year, the kids were tasked with giving speeches as if the late Dr. King were running for president today. Here, we hear excerpts from the competition’s top three winners, respectively: fifth grader […]

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What Issues Would Make Houstonians Take to the Streets and March?

Posted on · It’s Martin Luther King Day, a day in which we remember and appreciate the civil rights pioneer, and what he stood for. While Dr. King was already well known in many circles prior to the event, for many, he first came to national prominence in 1963 during the March on Washington, as he delivered his […]

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Civil Rights in Houston, Then and Now: Houston Matters for Monday, January 20, 2014

Posted on · In recognition of Martin Luther King Day, Houston Matters will devote much of today’s program to civil rights. We’ll listen back to conversations from this past summer about the civil rights era in Houston. We’ll hear from Reverend William Lawson, Pastor Emeritus of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, and Dr. James Douglas, Executive Vice President and […]