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Robert Penn Warren interview with MLK
in spotlight on 50th anniversary of speech

By Whitney Hale Special to KyForward   Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo courtesy of Nunn Center) Fifty years ago today Martin Luther King Jr. announced to the world “I have a dream.”   Less than a year later King sat down with one of Kentucky’s most treasured writers and shared his thoughts about nonviolence, the role of the civil rights movement in a post-segregation society and...

Lindsey Wilson students celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with service projects

Lindsey Wilson students Logan Finley of Louisa, left, Kelsey Pope of Columbia and Will Rich of Columbia decorate t-shirts that will be given to alleged child sexual abuse victims at the Lake Cumberland Advocacy Center in Jamestown. (Photos from Lindsey Wilson College)   Emma Newton drove more than three hours to participate in Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21 at Lindsey Wilson...

Eighth-grader will share contest winning essay at 2013 Unity Breakfast honoring MLK

As part of the 2013 Unity Breakfast, a Martin Luther King Jr. Day program honoring the life and work of the civil right leader, Bryan Station eighth-grader Christopher Copley will read his contest-winning Unity essay at the Jan. 21 event.   As the winner of 2013 Unity Breakfast essay contest, focusing on the importance of people moving past differences to make the world a better place, Christopher...

Historian studies early, never-before-seen sermons, letters of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Gail Hairston Special to KyForward   Gerald Smith (Photos from UKNow) Gerald Smith has spent a lifetime studying the nation’s African-American leaders, including the formative years of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.   The Lexington area will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Monday, Jan. 21, with a march and program featuring Jeff Johnson. Register here to take...