Tag: martin luther king jr.

My View | Allison Silberberg: A moment for change

The murder of George Floyd is shocking and heartbreaking. He deserves justice. He should be alive today. His loved ones, including a 6-year-old daughter,...

Our View: The power of silent protest

Silence can be a mighty force. Those who practice prayer or meditation already know what a difference it can make on a personal level....

Alexandria resident Carletha “Nana” West turns 107

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] 1912. The year Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean. The year Woodrow Wilson was elected president....

Letter to the Editor: Time for change at Departmental Progressive Club

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] To the editor: Recently we were invited to an event at the Departmental Progressive Club, but we chose not to attend...

My View: A child’s remembrances of RFK

By Denise Dunbar My family was touring one of the glass-blowing shops in Flemington, New Jersey with out-of-town family on June 6, 1968 when news...

Letter to the editor: Mayor Silberberg shows up

To the editor: This week marks 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot dead at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. King...

Out of the Attic: The history behind celebrating Martin Luther King...

This April marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Like many cities and towns across the nation, Alexandria is...

Two decades of art for Dr. King

Youth poster contest keeps legacy in present tense