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Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated today

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – Dr. King believed in the American Dream and that people of every race, religion, and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, deeply. Today, January 18th, 2021, the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights, and economic justice is being honored.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Lamar Alexander says to Tear Down Andrew Jackson’s Statue would be a Terrible Misunderstanding of Our Nation’s History

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. –  U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) yesterday afternoon on the Senate floor said, “We should not try to erase our history. We should not try to pretend it doesn’t exist,” in response to an effort by a crowd to tear down President Andrew Jackson’s statue in Lafayette Square in front of the White House:

“Presidential historians almost without exception put Andrew Jackson in the top ten of America’s presidents. They see him as a sophisticated, often subtle political actor who without his devotion to the union, against his own local political interests, the union might well have fallen apart in 1832 or 1833,” said Senator Alexander.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts proclaims “Juneteenth” in Clarksville

 

City of ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – With America engaged in an intense search for justice and equality for all citizens, Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts proclaimed Friday as “Juneteenth” in Clarksville and urged citizens to take part in this celebration of African-American freedom.

“Juneteenth,” combining the words June and Nineteenth, is rooted in history and celebrates the end of slavery in America.

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts

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Austin Peay State University diversity officer: Juneteenth celebrates progress, highlights delay of freedom, justice for black people

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Friday, June 19th, 2020 marks the 155th anniversary of Union soldiers arriving in Galveston, Texas, with orders that all slaves in Texas were free in accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation, signed 2 ½ years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – The life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice is honored today, January 20th, 2020 . Dr. King believed in the American Dream and that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, deeply.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Today We Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – Today, January 21st, 2019, the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice is honored . Dr. King believed in the American Dream and that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, deeply.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrated Today

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – The life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice is honored today, January 15th, 2018. Dr. King believed in the American Dream and that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, deeply.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered Today

 

Martin Luther King Jr.Clarksville, TN – We honor the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of fighting for racial equality, human rights and economic justice on this day. The American Dream and that people of every race, religion and creed should have the opportunity to share in it, is what Dr. King believed deeply.

In less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4th, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Day to Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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The Freed Slaves of Montgomery County

 

Clarksville Tennessee HistoryClarksville, TN – Every human being has worth and deserves dignity. “Everyone matters” is an incredibly powerful humanitarian ideal, and one upon which the United States seems to continually both build and define. We hear the whispers of this ideal within the words of the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The generation of Americans which fought to free us from the tyranny of Europe in the late 18th Century probably could not have grasped how these words, and the spirit of the ideal they reflect would be used by subsequent generations to form the nation we live within today.

Unknown Slave Women and children

Unknown Slave Women and children

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