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Results tagged with 'Martin Luther King'

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"Ballad of Emmett Till" presents a horrid historical moment with humanity

Published Oct. 26, 2015

Emmett Till is a name that stands along with Rosa Parks in the long and turbulent history of the fight for civil rights in this country. And the 14-year-old boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 comes magnificently alive in "The Ballad of Emmett Till," which opened over the weekend at Renaissance Theaterworks.


Dreams of magic sports achievements

Published Jan. 6, 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. and Roy Orbison covered the matter of dreams, and it's dreams that sometimes keep us alive. In my dreams I see great things for the world of sports in Wisconsin.


Coming soon: "The Mountaintop"

Published Sept. 20, 2012

The life and death of Martin Luther King Jr. has provided fodder for books, television, plays and movies, and the fascination with this icon never seems to wane. The Milwaukee Rep joins the list Sept. 26 when the theater mounts a production of "The Mountaintop," an appealing and offbeat play about the civil rights hero.


King's vision is Obama's opportunity

Published Jan. 19, 2009

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke with hope and promise of a world in which race did not prevent excellence, Barack Obama's inauguration is visible proof of a country where hope has been grasped by certainty.

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Losing The Race

Monday January 21st, 2013 – Fox Lake, IL    Today is Martin Luther King Day, and that stirs up many thoughts from many people. Nobody wants to admit it, but race relations are no better today than they ever were. Sure, there may have been some half baked attempts made to smooth...

Kissing Astrology

Tuesday December 6th, 2011 - Fox Lake, IL   I can’t help wondering exactly how much significance there is, if any, in astrology. Is it all a load of cosmic crap or is there something to it? It’s been around for thousands if not tens of thousands of years, and it pre dates mo...

King's lesson for the disabled

The following appears in the Jan. 16th editions of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.   With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, a famous quote popped into my head. The good reverend once said, "I have a dream that one day people will be judged not by the color of their skin but by...

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