This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination. On April 3, the night before he was killed, King told the crowd in Memphis, "the choice is no longer violence or nonviolence; it's nonviolence or existence." Dr. Roger Barnes, UIW Professor of Sociology and Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice, will consider the ideas and events which formed Dr. King in the way of nonviolence, which he called "the love that does justice."
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Written by Cary Clack on Jan 16 2018 - 5:36pm
By Cary Clack, originally published in Folo Media Twelve years, three months and 30 days. That was the length of Martin Luther King Jr.’s public life. From Montgomery to Memphis. From boycott to balcony. Twelve years, three months and 30 days.
Written by JamiAlise on Jan 16 2017 - 4:22pm
An estimated 300,000 people walked 2.5 miles in the wet and wind on Jan. 16, 2017 to celebrate Martin Luther King. Here is a Storify of the social media posts of people who came out to mark San Antonio's 30th anniversary MLK March.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Dec 19 2016 - 3:21pm
The Young Men’s Leadership Academy 5K Run is a fundraising event presented by the school to help raise funds for the academy, as well as a demonstration of their support for Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of resilience and equality. Young Men’s Leadership Academy is the first all-boys public school in San Antonio. Come out and walk, run, or skip through the beautiful MLK park to help support a great cause and aid in the school’s success.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 1 2016 - 9:27pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of February 1. Zika Virus Found in Bexar County
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 1 2016 - 6:27pm
Martin Luther King’s final and unfinished crusade was his Economic Bill of Rights, also known as the Poor People’s Campaign. The list of demands involved jobs, income and “a decent life for all poor people so that they will control their own destiny,” King wrote in 1968. “This will cost billions of dollars, but the richest nation of all time can afford to spend this money if America is to avoid social disaster.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 20 2016 - 8:43pm
Catch up and get ahead with the EDGE for the week of Jan. 18, 2016 Affordable Care Act Enrollment Closing There’s an important deadline coming up and if you miss it, it could cost you. The window is open until Jan. 31 to enroll in or change your health insurance under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.
Written by Cary Clack on Jan 18 2016 - 10:16am
“Let me say that if you are tired of demonstrations, I am tired of demonstrating. I am tired of the threat of death. I want to live.” Martin Luther King Jr., in Chicago during the campaign for open housing, Aug. 17, 1966 The threat would be fulfilled. Martin Luther King Jr. would be dead in less than two years. Exhausted and besieged, his last breath drawn on a balcony in Memphis in the midst of more demonstrations. Prophets are best appreciated when they’re martyrs.
Written by JayAlmendarez13 on Jan 11 2016 - 2:52pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of January 11. Train to Crystal City
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 19 2015 - 8:55pm
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015, we gathered your best work from Twitter, Facebook, Instagrams, Vine, slideshows, blogs, videos and articles to create a multimedia story told from nearly 40 perspectives. We also included an "explainer" on the hashtag #ReclaimMLK which owned the day in San Antonio and other cities.