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Civil Rights pioneer visits Fresno State

Rev. James Lawson Jr. spoke at Fresno State last Wednesday to Friday, sharing his Civil Rights era experiences with audiences of students, faculty and other guests.   While living in India, Lawson developed a deep appreciation of, and was inspired ...

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Fresno State students, faculty and staff gathered on Thursday to honor Martin Luther King Jr. during a commemoration ceremony in the Peace Garden.    The hourlong event, organized by the Cross Cultural & Gender Center, started at noon with a ...

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MLK remembered through service

For years, Fresno State has embodied what Martin Luther King Jr. Day is all about: service. Fresno State has volunteered 1 million or more community service hours since the 2009-2010 school year. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is part of ...

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Students learn about leadership at forum

The department of military science and leadership hosted a leadership forum in the North Gym auditorium Wednesday night that highlighted historical leaders and Fresno State’s role in the community.

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50 years later, “I Have A Dream” speech’s message of equality still resonant

By Jesse Franz Wednesday marked the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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The legacy of MLK lives on

The phrase “I have a dream” is just a small expression spoken by one man on Aug. 26, 1963.  These four simple words woke a nation, and the echo of them can still be heard today. In remembrance of the civil rights advocate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Fresno State campus was closed Monday.

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Dyson delves into national issues

He was named by “Ebony Magazine” as one of the hundred most influential black Americans, is the author of 16 books, hosts his own radio show and on Sunday Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson was at Fresno State speaking about the contemporary issues that impact the African-American Community.

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Words of Freedom

Fresno State’s local talent pool took center stage at Friday night’s Spoken Words of Freedom in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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You should actually listen to Martin Luther King, Jr.

I dare you. It may come from left field, but on this Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I dare you to actually listen to Martin Luther King, Jr. Even if Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t have a holiday today, he’d ...

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