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Panel honors MLK’s legacy
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Panel honors MLK’s legacy

50 years ago last Wednesday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 39 years old. King was in Memphis to support black city sanitation workers striking over unequal pay and unsafe working conditions. The night before, King gave one…

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Governor’s Council MLK breakfast held at Mac

The State Governor’s Council held its celebratory Martin Luther King Jr. Day program at Macalester this year. American studies professor Duchess Harris, a co-chair of the Governor’s Council, was pivotal in selecting Macalester as a location for the event. Over 1,000 people attended the initial youth rally, which was held in the Leonard Center. Governor’s…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event to be held at Macalester

The Governor’s Council will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Macalester College on January 19, 2015. Since 1986, the Council has honored Dr. King by hosting a statewide event that features musical performances, awards and a keynote speaker. American studies professor and Governor’s Council co-chair Duchess Harris helped to…