Martin Luther King changed the course of American history, but were you aware of these fascinating facts?
Monday, January 21
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here are 10 things you may not know about the lauded civil rights leader who changed history: 1. Martin Luther King Jr. was christened Michael King Jr. When his father became pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1931, he adopted the name Martin Luther King Sr. — in honor of Protestant leader Martin Luther — and his son followed suit. However, King never legally changed his name. 2. The first assassination attempt on King was made in 1958 when a mentally ill woman named Izola Curry stabbed him in the chest with a steel letter open while he was signing books at a Harlem department store. The knife wound was so close to his aorta that doctors said a sneeze could have killed him. 3. King skipped the ninth …
Are you working or off today? How are you remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Monday, January 16, 2012
It's a holiday in Geneva, of course. City offices are closed, as are Geneva schools. There is no City Council meeting tonight. It will take place at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 17, at City Hall. Do you have the day off? Are you working? How are you remembering Dr. King? One way is through the national MLK Day of Service. You can join the hundreds of thousands of people who serve on MLK Day and throughout the year. Find a project in your community or register your own project so that volunteers can find it. You also can find ways to volunteer, or to solicit volunteers, by clicking the "Volunteer" tab at the top of this page. President Obama and his family are among those who are celebrating MLK Day by giving back. The Obamas plan to participate …