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MLK Day - 2011

Surely Dr. King asked, ‘Is It Good for the Children?’
Over the last year as I have moved to break the betrayal of my own silence and to speak from the burning of my own heart, I realized I could no longer sit idly by and asks, “What’s wrong with our children?”

Former TV news photographer recalls painful day in ’68
I remember the weather was cool that Tuesday morning, March 26, 1968, as my partner, Win Milam, brought me a suit and tie when he picked me up in front of Baptist Hospital in Midtown Memphis.

Grizzlies walk ‘the talk’ with MLK celebration
On Monday, January 17 – the day the nation recognizes the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service – the Grizzlies and a crew of partners will host the Ninth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.

National Civil Rights Sports Legacy Award — 2011 honorees
This year Willie Mays, Willis Reed and Lenny Wilkens will be honored with a Sports Legacy Award.

Grizz schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Sports Legacy Symposium

MLK Day notes and events
Attend a symposium, prayer breakfast, parade or museum. Donate blood. Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A jewel to enhance – or begin – your Dr. King collection
In days of old, when someone messed with a King, he was usually thrown in the dungeon without trial or jury. Justice was swift and mercy was rare.

MLK awards program

Bloomfield Full Gospel Baptist Church was the setting last Sunday for the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Awards Program for Outstanding Students/Community Role Models. Host pastor, the Rev. Ralph White welcomed the program’s sponsor, Citizens For Better Service, and the Memphis-area honorees to South Memphis. The program is held at a different church each year. Johnnie Mosley is the organization’s founder and chairman. Marshall Dodson of Northside High School was named “Teacher of the Year.” (Photos by Earl Stanback)

Nurse and health advocate Shirley Perry captured the Guiding Light Award for “unwavering commitment to serve the sick and shut-in for nearly four decades.” Perry is a nurse at Methodist Hospital, working as a counselor for the Congregational Health Network, a program designed to develop and assist health ministries that provide healthcare services to the indigent and uninsured. Perry, a member of Liberty COGIC, is an adjunct professor at Southwest Community College.

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