5 Facts You Should Know About the Selma Voting Rights Struggle

Source:  Staff Writer/The Root.Com Selma—director Ava DuVernay’s epic film about Martin Luther King Jr. and the  struggle for voting rights in the Deep South—is set to hit theaters nationwide on Friday. Over the past few weeks, the film has taken a little heat for its depiction of President Lyndon B. Johnson as an obstructionist to a voting-rights bill, with former …

Beyond the Dream: OCU Hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

  Oklahoma City University will host a prominent civil rights attorney as the guest speaker for its Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The program is free to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel on N.W. 23rd Street between Blackwelder and Kentucky avenues. Damario Solomon-Simmons will give a presentation titled “Beyond …

Beyond the Dream: OCU Students Committ to Truly Knowing Dr. King

Had a blessed time last night giving the keynote for Oklahoma City University’s annual MLK Celebration.  The lively crowd included former United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge and current Oklahoma City University president Robert Henry, hip-hop star Kanye West’s grandfather (pictured right and who participated in the nation’s first ever sit-in), and prominent […]