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…
Do you think Secret Service would be cool with someone lassoing President Obama? It happened to one president on his Inauguration Day.
On Monday, Jan. 21, Barack Obama will be sworn in again, as the nation's 44th president (*OK, technically he was sworn in Sunday, Jan. 20—see note below). Although there is much protocol and tradition that goes along with presidential inaugurations, history shows there's a bit of wiggle room when it comes to things such as fashion and parade behavior. 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. For instance, did you know ... Trivia courtesy of the Presidential Inaugural Committee 2013 What twists to the 57th Presidential Inauguration might we see Monday? A Gangnam Style flash mob on the steps of the Capitol? FLOTUS (First Lady of …
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
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Check out this round up of opportunities to give back in your community.
What better way to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy than to do something for someone else? Check out these upcoming volunteer opportunities around town. Remember you can get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
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 …