Martin Luther King Jr.

James Oram won first place in his division at Ohio's annual oratory contest celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

For 15 years, kids around the state have honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by competing in an annual oratory contest with a theme inspired by the civil rights leader. 

Last week, an audience came together in a downtown Columbus church to hear the winners perform their entries. The theme was building a loving, nonviolent community. The winner of the youngest division is first grader James Oram of Columbus, whose essay explained why King is his hero.

Martin Luther King's 1965 commencement speech at Antioch College
courtesy of Antiochiana

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Dayton Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center MLK Breakfast & Program

9:00 a.m.

Speaker: Rev. Leon Wilkinson, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Middletown, OH and Chaplain/Teacher, MonDay Community Correctional Institution, Dayton, OH

Donation: $10

Ticket Information:  Cheryl Dixon, 937-268-6511, ext. 2353

Location:  Dayton Veterans Center, Bldg. 305, 4100 W. Third Street Dayton, OH 45428

This whole weekend is the Muse Machine’s musical The Wizard of OZ.This show has all star kids all over the region with true professional Broadway coaches . They’re doing a superb show at the Victoria.

And at the Schuster there are Three Phantoms in Concert. These guys have all been leading tenors in that famous show and they will be doing all kind of Broadway tunes.  Check it out daytonphilharmonic.org

     A Girl Scout troop that provides pillows and pillow cases to a northeast Ohio homeless shelter is among five recipients of state awards given in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

     Scouts in Troop 397 in Lake Milton say their annual donation to a Youngstown shelter was inspired by King's "I Have a Dream" speech. The girls reasoned that in order to have a dream, a person needs a pillow.

     They were recognized on Wednesday at the state's annual King commemorative celebration in Columbus, coming ahead of Monday's King Holiday.