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High-tech Chicago exhibit puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK

In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 photo, a visitor experiences

Associated Press

February 29, 2020

Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world's most famous speeches that you notice the creases in his face and then realize the late civil rights leader is looking you square in the eye. That's the intense personal moment organizers are striving for with a one-of-a-kind...

DePaul honors MLK with Prayer Breakfast

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 91 yesterday.

Olivia Wageman, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2020

DePaul University hosted its 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, which included a step performance, live poetry and keynote speaker LaTosha Brown. DePaul officially made MLK Day a holiday, so the university is closed on that Monday. The breakfast is held the day after ...

Community theatre celebrates MLK Jr.’s legacy as civil servant and peace advocate

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 91 yesterday.

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

January 20, 2020

The Writers Theatre’s 14th tour of the MLK Project: Fight for Civil Rights kicked off at the Chicago History Museum’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration this past Monday Jan. 20. The one-woman play follows young Chicagoan Alaya’s personal evolution after being assigned a project on the Civil...

Chicago reflects on King more than 50 years after Marquette Park violence

A visitor looks over drafts of King’s letters in the exhibition about his time in Chicago.

Patsy Newitt and Mackenzie Murtaugh

January 20, 2020

In an all-white Marquette Park on Aug. 5, 1966, Martin Luther King, Jr. was struck by a rock while protesting housing segregation. The civil rights leader and his supporters were met with extreme hostility by white residents and the march resulted in 30 injuries and 40 arrests. “I have seen many ...

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King at DePaul and Chicago

Louisa Fuentes

January 25, 2015

Who would have thought that what started as a speech in August of 1963 to reach 250,000 viewers, would later become one of the most known and powerful speeches around the world? Last week, a series of events around Chicago honored the legacy of the man who spoke almost 52 years ago, Martin Luther Ki...

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