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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 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...
Jul 25 2019 | Posted In: King Institute, Liberation Curriculum
The King Institute is honored and excited to host an international conference on October 11-13, 2019, titled "The Uplift for All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice." Under the banner of the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI), we will welcome scholars, activists,...
Aug 16 2018 | Posted In: King Institute
Aretha Franklin, widely recognized as the “Queen of Soul,” died at her home in Detroit today. The official cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. She was 76. Born on Memphis on 25 March 1942, Franklin moved at the age of four to Detroit, where her father, the Rev...

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