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Jan 16 2020 | Posted In: King Institute
The King Institute, in partnership with The Riverside Church, has made available six audio recordings, previously unknown to historians, of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at The Riverside Church in the City of New York between August 1961 and April 1967.
Oct 24 2019
On the weekend of October 11-13, 2019, the King Institute and the Gandhi-King Global Initiative commemorated the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth by hosting a major, international Gandhi-King conference. This conference featured three days of lectures and panel discussions by prominent...
Sep 3 2019 | Posted In: King Institute
Maude Lerita Williams Ballou, a civil rights activist and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s first personal secretary, passed away on 26 August. Born 13 September 1925 in Fairfort, Alabama, and raised in Mobile, Ballou earned a BS in business administration from Southern University, Baton Rouge in 1947. She...
Aug 19 2019 | Posted In: King Institute, Liberation Curriculum
In preparation for the upcoming conference, The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice, this week, we are featuring the Google Arts & Culture
Aug 5 2019 | Posted In: King Institute, Liberation Curriculum
More than sixty years ago, on February 3rd, 1959, Martin Luther King, Jr., embarked on a five-week-long journey to India. The trip had a tremendous and lasting impact on King. Experiencing firsthand the results of Gandhi's nonviolent activism, King solidified his belief in the power of nonviolence...