Curtains forcing their will against the wind, children sleep, exchanging dreams with seraphim. The city drags itself awake on subway straps; and I, an alarm, awake as a rumor of war, lie stretching into dawn, unasked and unheeded. --Maya Angelou, Awakening in New York, 1983 Maya Ang ... More >>
Today is day we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States, one of the single individuals to do the most of anyone in advancing the cause of civil rights in our nation during the twentieth century. It's worth remembering King's time in New York -- specifically two events, which both relate ... More >>
Martin Luther King and associates at the Durham, North Carolina, Woolworth's lunch counter after it had been closed by the company, February 16, 1960 Sometimes restaurants are good for more than just eating. In honor of Martin Luther King's birthday, Fork in the Road presents this collection of hi ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 2, 1958, Vol. III, No. 36 Dr. King on Integration The federal court ruling to delay integration in Little Rock High School will set back the fight for Negro rights several years, the Reverend Martin Luther King told The Voice last week ... More >>
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