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Martin Luther King Day

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 6:25 pm

Ayanna Pressley gave an impassioned speech at the annual Martin Luther King breakfast this morning about how King's fight for civil rights is far from over. Charlie Baker came next and started with "The only thing I can add to that rant is this ..." He's apologized, of course. Rev. Laura Everett explains the damage was done.

By adamg - 1/16/17 - 11:31 pm
Protesters on steps of Dorchester courthouse

Greg Cook chronicled the Mass Action Against Police Brutality’s MLK Day March for Justice, which had a stop on the steps of the Dorchester courthouse this afternoon.

By adamg - 1/16/17 - 1:59 pm

Free admission on Martin Luther King Day will do that, as Melissa Sullivan noticed.

By adamg - 1/16/17 - 9:51 am

Martin Luther King formed many of his ideas about non-violent protest while a doctoral student at Boston University, from which he earned a PhD in systematic theology in 1955. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/15 - 6:07 pm
Marchers on Arlington Street

Hundreds of people peacefully marched around the Common and Public Garden this afternoon before marching up Beacon Street for a protest in front of the State House.

Some photos:

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By adamg - 1/21/13 - 12:49 pm

MLK sign

Tom Hynes photographed routes 18 and 3 in Weymouth this morning.

By adamg - 1/14/12 - 11:01 am

CentralSquare.com reports on the MLK Cambridge Day of Service:

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., volunteers of all ages are joining together for an afternoon of service to Cambridge residents in need. Come lend your hands and make a difference. WHERE: The YWCA at 7 Temple St. and the Cambridge Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave. in Central Square, Cambridge WHEN: Monday, January 16th from 2:00-5:00 pm WHO: Adults, teens, and families welcome.

By adamg - 1/15/07 - 5:56 pm

Paul Day and his wife noticed a lot of MLK-related commercials today:

"That seems somehow ... wrong," she said.

"Are you saying that you object to the commercialization of the one of the greatest civil rights leaders the world has ever known," I asked increduously? ...

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