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Review: 'The Mountaintop'

...her to smoke with him while he waits, and the great civil rights leader turns out to be equally smart, funny and flirtatious...Not to diminish in any way the continuing struggle for civil rights, but to me, that part of the show sort of smacked...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/review-mountaintop
Art
My Turn: Called to The Mountaintop

...of war is wrong. Self-realized enlightenment is a more firm path to lasting change. This is King's legacy. His civil rights accomplishments are rooted in his adherence to nonviolent principals that allowed others to humbly accept the error of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-16/my-turn-called-mountaintop
Opinion
MLK Day celebration planned

...donations. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. King was a leading civil rights activist during the movement to end racial segregation in the United States in the 1960s. After his assassination in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-16/mlk-day-celebration-planned
Local
Kerttula: Same-sex unions are 'a civil rights question'

...minority caucus press conference Tuesday morning, House Minority Leader Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, called the issue "a civil rights question" and said she believes that "people deserve to live with whomever they want.""There's no two ways about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-20/kerttula-same-sex-unions-are-civil-righ
State
'The Mountaintop' opens Friday

...The Mountaintop" by Katori Hall on Friday. The show runs through Feb. 1. The play focuses on the last hours of civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. After delivering the speech of his life, King returns to his room at the Lorraine...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-08/mountaintop-opens-friday
Art
Hearthside Books: "Dangerous Idea" booksigning

...protect their rights.Decades before the marches and victories of the 1960s, a group of Alaska Natives were making civil rights history. Throughout the early twentieth century, the Alaska Native Brotherhood fought for citizenship, voting rights...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-01/hearthside-books-dangerous-idea-booksigni
Art
Brown Bag presentation on "A Dangerous Idea" to be held at KTOO

...joined by Kathy Ruddy, Ishmael Hope and Marie Olson in a discussion about the book, which focuses on a decades-long civil rights battle that changed the course of Alaska history. Questions from the audience will be welcome. The book is dedicated...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/brown-bag-presentation-dangerous-idea-b
Local
Juneau to honor civil rights leader

...gather Monday to honor the late civil rights activist Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich...Alaskans nearly 20 years before the Civil Rights Act was signed. Elders and youth...pre-dated passage of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 by 19 years. "We...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021509/loc_388168278.shtml
Today in sports history

...years in prison. Carter, 48, is freed after a federal judge rules the boxer and a co-defendant were denied their civil rights by prosecutors during trials in 1967 and 1976.1991 - Magic Johnson, who helped the Los Angeles Lakers to five NBA...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-07/today-sports-history
Sports
UAS brings spotlight to Aleut internment camps

...The film documents the story of the forced evacuation of Native people from the Aleutian and Pribilof islands, the civil rights violations they endured at internment camps and their decades-long legal battle for justice.Between 1941 and 1945...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-01/uas-brings-spotlight-aleut-internment-c
State

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