Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Nearly 200 people filled the performance room to capacity for the City of Hazelwood’s 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute, which the Community Enrichment Commission hosted Sunday.
People packing a room at Hazelwood Civic Center East Sunday came out to honor the legacy of Martin Luther Kings Jr, and left with a positive attitude to start the new work week. If you have ever attended the annual event, you know there are speeches and a candlelight ceremony. But attendees also heard live jazz and watched a liturgical dance performance. Remember you can get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here. Christopher Cross, an 8th grade student at Hazelwood Central Middle School and member of the Hazelwood School District’s SAIL program for gifted students, performed a dramatic interpretation of King’s last public address called “I’ve Been…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Click on the video to see MLK tell a joke on a talk show. This Patch Picks is dedicated to learning a little bit about Martin Luther King Jr., on a day observed in his honor.
Every third Monday in January, we observe the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. On Jan. 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born. He left this world on April 4, 1968. During his brief stay, he accomplished many great feats including being the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and graduating from high school at the age of fifteen, according to the Nobel Prize website. King also was the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. Just in case you aren't too familiar with the man that is Reverand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the path taken to get to celebrating his legacy, here’s a bit of information. 1 of 3: King is one of three people to have a federal holiday in his honor, according to USA.gov. The other two individuals…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Check out what's happening around the region in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Looking to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend? Here are a few events throughout St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Remember you can get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here. Give Back: Local Organizations Offer Service Opportunities
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The 11th Annual Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., will take place Jan. 20, at Civic Center East; and will feature women who have made significant contributions in the fields of medicine and music.
The Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission will be honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy this year through women. This year's city celebration is featuring prominent black women who have made significant contributions in the fields of medicine and music. The event is scheduled for Sunday, January 20, at Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road, starting at 7 p.m. (Get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.) The keynote speaker is Brenda Battle, a St. Louis native and registered nurse. The St. Louis Business Journal named Battle “Most Influential Minority Leader” in 2008. In addition to serving on the board of the Missouri Foundation for Health, she once directed the Center for Diversity and …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Each of the winners will receive a $100 prize, and will present their oratories at the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley on Jan. 20.
North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice, (NCCU) named two Hazelwood School District (HSD) students as winners of its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratory Contest. The winners were Grace Bishop of Lawson Elementary School, and Nadia Rankin of Hazelwood East Middle School, according to an HSD statement. Each won in their respective categories. The contest was held at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Florissant, and there were 12 finalists in all. Five winners were chosen from among the group. “Great event to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy of non-violence,” HSD Superintendent Grayling Tobias tweeted at the event. "I am proud of all contest participants for their efforts. "This was truly a remarkable occasion.” (Get …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., students participated in buddy activities to learn more about his legacy.
Children may have had the day off on Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, but at Armstrong Elementary School, they came back ready to learn about him with their peer's help. In Tammy Roberts’ third-grade room, kindergarten students from Kathie Eckelkamp’s class sat with their buddies while Roberts read a story about King. As she read, students were encouraged to sign the letters ‘M L K’ if they heard a fact they were familiar with from their studies. Eckelkamp said the students also completed a similarities and differences matrix about Dr. King’s life in comparison to their own lives. “We wanted the students to draw conclusions that Dr. King was very similar to them in that he liked sports, he had a nickname and …
Monday, January 17, 2011
MLK Tribute hosted by the Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission brings the city together to pay respects, sing and fellowship.
Seven-year-old C’Kyra Burnette, a little girl with a big heart and a whole lot of gusto, spoke with Hazelwood Patch at Sunday evening’s MLK Tribute in Hazelwood. And it’s safe to say that she would have made the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. very proud. “I learned in school that Dr. King was a strong man, and he held protests that were peaceful," she said. "He never used violence." “It makes me so sad that a long time ago schools separated children who were different colors," C'Kyra went on with a very solemn face. "I am glad it’s not that way anymore." C'Kyra went on to also say that she thought people should be able to be friends with everyone, no matter what color they are, and truly from the mouths of babes, are words such as these …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
One of the first books I can remember reading was a autobiography for children about MLK.
I am a writer. I do it as my profession and as a love. I write creatively and intertwine my thoughts and imagination with my real existence to create works of art that, although I don't share with anyone, I am quite proud of. I have to say that my parents pressed upon me a love of writing and the literary world. At younger ages other girls wanted Cabbage Patch's and Barbie dolls. I wanted books, and lots of them, specifically about history and geography. I loved to read about American history and my mother says that even at four-years old—when I was able to read proficiently on my own—I had an obsession with the Civil Rights Movement and those involved. Two people she said had the greatest impact on me were Emmett Till and Martin Luther …
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Winners to receive $100 savings bonds and present oratories at MLK Celebration
On Saturday, two brave and very proud Hazelwood residents, that were selected out of more than 90 entries, participated in an essay contest honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The girls, Halley Stein, a fourth-grader at McNair Elementary, and third-grader Molly Prescott of Russell Elementary, stood in front of proud teachers, parents, siblings and friends, along with five other contestants from the Hazelwood School District, and read their oratories aloud, before a panel of six judges at John Knox Presbyterian Church. "He made the world a better place," Halley told Patch of her reason for basing her essay on MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech. "His dream was for black and white people to become one, and his dream is coming true!" North …