Stanford University The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
News Archive: 04/2008
Talking the Talk
April 27, 2008
The sociologist Jonathan Rieder examines Martin Luther King’s oratorical gift.
With a powerful speech, Obama offers a challenge
April 25, 2008
Obama gives a powerful, landmark speech on race.
This took place back then, but It sounds a lot like now
April 20, 2008
This play about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s decision to oppose the war in Vietnam resonates with Obama's stand against the unpopular war on Iraq.
In a one-man show, the essence of Dr. King
April 13, 2008
“The Man in Room 306” challenges the audience to confront viscerally one of the most tragic moments in our country’s history: the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Last Wish of Martin Luther King
April 06, 2008
Taylor Branch, a prominent King biographer, discusses the assassination of King 40 years later.
Day on Campaign Trail to Remember Dr. King
April 05, 2008
The 2008 presidential candidates all commented on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.
Through Trying Times for Blacks, a Place of Peace
April 04, 2008
A peaceful cabin in South Carolina was meant to be a retreat for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The View From Room 306
April 04, 2008
If Barack Obama’s campaign represents anything, it is the triumph of Martin Luther King Jr.’s early-’60s style of activism over the angry and reckless late-’60s style.
McCain Sees King Speech as Chance to Mend Ties
April 04, 2008
John McCain said his thinking about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had evolved since 1983, when he voted against a national King holiday.