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Posts tagged Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

March 4, 2013

 

vintage photo of Camilla Williams in opera

The Desegregating Diva

Camilla Williams was the first black woman singer to appear with a major national opera company, nearly ten years before Marion Anderson's debut at the Met .

August 24, 2009

 

National Black Political Convention

In 1972, thousands of members of the African-American community were “Goin’ Back to Indiana” for a groundbreaking political event.

April 7, 2008

 

Kennedy and King

Indiana’s Democratic leadership was not enthusiastic about Robert Kennedy’s presidential bid in 1968, which he had announced in mid-March, just before flying to Indianapolis to register for its May primary. The junior Senator from New York and erstwhile U.S. Attorney General who had long championed civil rights returned to stump across Indiana April 4 th.

February 25, 2008

 

Dr. King and the Little Five

A group of black students committed to achieving racial justice through nonviolent means was already in existence at Indiana University Bloomington by the spring of 1968. But the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4 th in Memphis, Tennessee galvanized black activism on campus.

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