martin luther king jr http://kbia.org en Alveda King, niece of MLK, speaks against abortion in talk at MU http://kbia.org/post/alveda-king-niece-mlk-speaks-against-abortion-talk-mu <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Political activist Alveda King, the niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, spoke at MU on Monday about what she considers to be the twenty-first century’s civil rights movement – the movement against abortion.</p><p>King said she’s been part of the anti-abortion movement since conception – she just didn’t know it yet. Her mother originally wanted to abort her.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:30:02 +0000 Kellie Moore 52135 at http://kbia.org Alveda King, niece of MLK, speaks against abortion in talk at MU Progress made but more needed, King Day crowd told http://kbia.org/post/progress-made-more-needed-king-day-crowd-told <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Hundreds gathered in St. Louis to honor Doctor Martin Luther King Junior's fight for equality, even as disparities still exist.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:43:17 +0000 Associated Press 46920 at http://kbia.org Progress made but more needed, King Day crowd told Crowd gathers at state Capitol to commemorate March on Washington http://kbia.org/post/crowd-gathers-state-capitol-commemorate-march-washington <p>Roughly 200 people braved the heat and humidity outside Missouri’s Capitol building today (Wednesday) to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.&nbsp; Among those speaking at the event was former St. Louis lawmaker Jeanette Mott Oxford, who now heads the Missouri Association for Social Welfare.&nbsp; She told the crowd she believes King’s vision for America went beyond racial equality:</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:31:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 39596 at http://kbia.org Crowd gathers at state Capitol to commemorate March on Washington MU to install replica of MLK Memorial http://kbia.org/post/mu-install-replica-mlk-memorial <p>The University of Missouri plans to install a tabletop replica of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue this week at the university's library.</p><p>The university was given a replica statute last year by Ty Christian, a Missouri graduate who was chief marketing strategist on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation.</p><p>The statue will be installed during a ceremony Tuesday in the Ellis Library. It will be open to the public.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:57:50 +0000 Associated Press 27921 at http://kbia.org MU to install replica of MLK Memorial