Martin Luther King Jr.

At the age of 20 I called my mother and delivered two pieces of news one good and one bad. Mommy, I finally understand Mark Twain. I thought I did before but I didn't. But now I do. And now that I have stood ankle deep in the Mississippi River I get it. I get him on a deep and visceral level. And it is incredible!

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L.A. Theatre Works is touring a production of the award-winning play by Katori Hall called The Mountaintop. This two-person production considers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final night on earth, after his "Mountaintop" speech and before his assassination.  The 38-city tour makes a stop in Wilmington on Thursday, February 1st at Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 pm. 

Southport Remembers MLK Through Community Activism

Jan 17, 2014

Monday marks the late Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. And the city of Southport will be commemorating the same way it has for more than twenty years—with a two-day festival that aims to inspire community involvement. This year the MLK Committee will also be celebrating the success its other initiative, Project Do Something. A joint effort with Brunswick County Schools, it serves to encourage students to perform acts of kindness and justice year-round—in tribute to Dr. King.

NAACP to Host Rally in Wilmington

Aug 26, 2013
U.S. Library of Congress

Wednesday marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, the famous civil rights rally where Martin Luther King Jr. called for an end to racism in the United States. The North Carolina NAACP is commemorating this watershed event through rallies held Wednesday evening in thirteen locations across the state—including outside Wilmington’s Thalian Hall.