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Tonight my guest co-host JoNah Daryous Sawyers and I will be sharing facts and ways to have your younger children learn about MLK too as well as share events going that you can be apart of in MD. Civil Rights Day is an alternative name for the national holiday named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Certain states have chosen to celebrate the same holiday under both names in order to celebrate civil rights as a whole, including all of the contributions made by activists during the 1960s and beyond. Like Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Civil Rights Day occurs every third Monday in January. Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of the most notable figures in the history of human rights. He is recognized as the leading activist during the Civil Rights Movement, which hit its peak during the 1960s. King is credited with forming the largest campaigns to promote racial equality and desegregation. He was also the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. King was assassinated in 1968, but his work hasn’t been forgotten. Activists continued with King’s work after his death, but they also wanted him to be remembered on a much larger scale. An idea soon circled about creating a holiday to coincide with his birthday, which was January 15th. It took many years for the idea to come together to create a national holiday. In 1983, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day officially became a federal holiday after President Ronal Reagan signed it into law. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a national holiday, which means that all government offices and public schools are closed in observance.
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I'VE BEEN TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP & HIS COMMENTARY ON RACE REALTIONS
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On July 2, 1964, exactly 50 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act. The legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin. It also ended discriminatory application of voter registration requirements as well as racial segregation in schools as well as in the workplace.
This landmark legislation was viewed as the culmination of the work of the civil rights movement. We are honored to have with us on this historic anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights Act, Mr. Jesse Epps, one of Dr. Martin Luther King's closest friends and advisors. Mr. Epps was with Dr. King on the day of his assassination.
It is the life mission of Jesse Epps to forward the work of Dr. King. He was a major part of the civil rights movement back then, and now, Jesse Epps is making history with the Rebirth of America http://americarebirth.org and Neighbors Uniting American Families. http://nuafonline.org He will share about that and how you can play a role.
We have come a long way with Civil Rights. The problem is that we still have a very long way to go!
Today, on The Meter, we discuss the legacy of Martin Luther King. The civil rights leader organized marches throughout his career that led to sweeping reforms in race relations. We will cover the latest in the New Jersey bridge "scandal" involving Gov. Chris Christie and how this may effect his presidential desires. As he midterm elections take shape a voter ID law in Pennsylvania has been struck down by a state judge claiming its an unreasonable burden. In North Carolina a judge has stuck down a law requiring a woman to have an ultrasound before an abortion. Are these cases a threat to democracy? In a seemingly rare moment of bipartisanship the US Congress passed a $1.1 Trillion spending bill that funds the government thought September reversing previous cuts and freezes. Please join the discussion at 10:00 AM. your not is essential.
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Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is the new CEO & President of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the President of Education Online Services Corporation. Additionally, Dr. Chavis is the President and CEO of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN). HSAN, the world’s largest coalition of hip-hop artists and recording industry executives, was co-founded by Dr. Chavis and Business Mogul Russell Simmons.
ALSO CELEBRATED FOR…
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. was the statewide youth coordinator in NC for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). In 1970, Chavis was appointed Southern Regional Program Director of the United Church of Christ Commission for Racial Justice (UCC-CRJ) and was named the Executive Director and CEO of the UCC-CRJ. In 1988, Dr. Chavis was elected Vice President of the National Council of Churches of the USA.
In 1993 and 1994 Dr. Chavis served as the Executive Director and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
In 1995, Dr. Chavis was the National Director and organizer of the Million Man March. From 1995 to 1997, Chavis was the Executive Director and CEO of the National African American Leadership Summit (NAALS).
Website - http://drbenjaminfchavisjr.wix.com/drbfc
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.chavis
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hU38P9Suwo#t=308
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors. King was assassinated in April 1968, and continues to be remembered as one of the most lauded African-American leaders in history, often referenced by his 1963 speech, "I Have a Dream."
Grammy winner, Dr. Martin Luther King…did she say Grammy winner? Yes indeed! Dr. King won a Grammy in 1971 for Best Spoken Word Album for “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam”. What else don’t you know about him?
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Jesse Epps honors Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. as we commemorate Dr. King's Birthday. Dr. King was in the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement and made his mark in history. Jesse Epps, was one of Dr. King's closest friends and advisors, and was with him on the day of his assassination. Jesse honors us today by talking about his friend, Dr. King and how he spends his life forwarding the extraordinary vision of Dr King. http://www.americarebrith.org http://www.nuafonline.org
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