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Austin Area Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration 2018
"...on to Huston-Tillotson University to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr...."

Jan. 16, 2018 Photo Gallery

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade 2017
"...Texas to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday’s participants began their march at..."

Jan. 17, 2017 Photo Gallery

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 21, 2013. 11 Photos.
"...Austin honored Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mon., Jan. 21 at the..."

Jan. 21, 2013 Photo Gallery

Point Austin: The Heroic Legacy of Martin Luther King
In a dark time, looking to King's example for inspiration
"...a few days of our annual national commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. The spectacle of a U.S. president..."

Jan. 19, 2018 News Column by Michael King

B.B. King Saved My Life
He played blues so we can find a way through ours
"...They called him “King of the Blues” for the past 50 years, but..."

May 15, 2015 Music Post by Bill Bentley

Searching for a King
Debating leadership in the wake of the Tamir Rice decision
"...Following emotional ruination, social justice leaders themselves are looking to be led by a King – or at..."

Dec. 30, 2015 News Post by Kahron Spearman

Conjuring the Radical Dr. King
A new MLK Day event emphasizes the reverend's lesser-known orations
"...Quick quiz: Malcolm X or Martin Luther King Jr.?..."

Jan. 15, 2010 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Dr. King's Dream
"...Dear Editor, Monday [Jan. 17] I joined the annual Martin Luther King Jr. march. It was rejuvenating to me..."

Jan. 20, 2005 Postmarks

MLK Jr. Day and Millions March Texas 2015
"...Phi Alpha lay a wreath at the statue of Martin Luther King...."

Jan. 20, 2015 Photo Gallery

Selma
Although it's dramatically uneven, this film is a commendable historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr. that sidesteps the common pitfalls of adulatory biopics.
"...Ava DuVernay. Starring: David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tessa Thompson, Common, Wendell Pierce,..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

I Am Not Your Negro
A stunning doc on the civil rights era
"...assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., which occurred over the course of..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ride Along 2
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart partner again as mismatched cops
"...Releasing films at the outset of the long Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday holiday weekend has become something..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

MLK All the Way
Over 10,000 folks came out to manifest Dr. King's vision
"...aside as the sun shone brightly on Austin's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade and festival, all to..."

Jan. 22, 2013 News Post by Kate X Messer

Lit-urday: Civil Rights Are Always Timely
Graphic novel talks Freedom Rides and a shout-out to UT
"...Perhaps the release of Selma and recent celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday have you hungering to know..."

Jan. 31, 2015 Books Post by Jessi Cape

Unpermitted MLK Billboard Removed by Owner
Permitting violation, not vandals, led to the takedown of Eastside's MLK Jr. billboard
"...Austin billboard displaying two images of (and quotes from) Martin Luther King Jr. were ended Friday afternoon when the..."

Feb. 6, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Snapshot: MLK Day March
Austinites reflect on the continued inspiration of Dr. King’s teachings
"...Tangible validation for one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite sayings – "the arc of..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

Seen / Soon: Jan. 12
Stepping into the richly crafted cartoon world of the Haas Brothers and honoring Dr. King on his day with a Poetry Open Mic
"...Poetry Open Mic lets one and all honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with words. The Vortex is hosting..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Arts Column

Keeping Cesar Alive
Actor Ed Begley Jr. explains how he was inspired to write a musical honoring his friend Cesar Chavez
"...If all you know of Ed Begley Jr. is his work on television or film – say,..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art in the Park: 'American Dream'
It's the day for you to deliver MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech
"...You've no doubt heard Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Maybe..."

Oct. 22, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Page Two: Kings of Mean
The worst legacy of this administration is the terrible behavior it fostered in its citizens
"...decision as the final nail in the coffin of Martin Luther King's dream. Although there are minority politicians, community..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt for His Assassin
Memphis native Sides is a great storyteller, and Hellhound often reads more like historical fiction than nonfiction
"...Hellhound on His Trail: The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Hunt..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Books Review by Nick Barbaro

Naked City
News and happenings around Austin and beyond
"...• Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Many city offices will be..."

Jan. 14, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Written in Stone
History of racism lives on in UT monuments
"...memorial, throwing to the four winds my conception and making of the various pieces of bronze just a senseless..."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Mac McCann

Burning Down the Sixties
They don't normally let dogs in the LBJ Library and Museum, but after Chronicle writer Jesse Sublett explained that he was talking about James Ellroy, the demon dog of American literature, they graciously made an exception.
"...and Museum, but after I explained that I was talking about my friend of 12 years, James Ellroy, the..."

June 29, 2001 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Age of Aquarius
With a new production of the "American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" Hair, director Dave Steakley caps 10 years of making the Zachary Scott Theatre Center rock -- and so much more.
"...Buddy Holly Story and Tapestry: The Music of Carole King. Rocky Horror and Rockin' Christmas. Hedwig. Jouét. Dreamgirls. And..."

July 12, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Point Austin: The Struggle Continues
The Poor People's Campaign renews the long-term fight
"...nearly 150 people arrested in D.C. last month for blocking the Capitol. Monday's demo held no such plans, but..."

June 15, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Stayed on Freedom
Considering the LBJ legacy
"...people willingly laying down their lives for freedom – Martin Luther King Jr. being one among many – none..."

April 11, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...documents the perseverance of these organizations and the individuals working in them. What Austin's cultural community may lack in..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

People Get Ready
Excerpt from Kevin Phinney's 'Souled American'
"...black 6-year-olds from entering an all-white grade school, and Martin Luther King found himself back behind bars after participating..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Music Feature by Kevin Phinney

Architecture & Lodging
"...and thousands of young people arriving and laughing and drinking and leaving. If you had a time-lapse film reel..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

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