Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Monday, January 16, 2012

Oakland’s dedication to Martin Luther King Jr.

AAMLO Annual MLK Film Festival, Monday, January 16th, 2012, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
The African American Museum & Library is honored to continue its traditional Martin Luther King, Jr. film festival by presenting a selection of critically acclaimed documentaries that put into historical perspective the nation defining-movement of the 1950s and 1960s for African American civil rights. (Source)

Dedications to Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline In 1987, East Oakland community activist Ira Jinkins planted a magnolia tree in San Leandro Shoreline Park in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1993 Jinkins’ lone tree was expanded to an entire grove of trees and a native plant garden by the East Bay Regional Park District. The park was renamed Martin Luther King, Jr. Regional Shoreline Park at that time. (Source)
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Center was born of their dreams and of a joint agreement between the City of Oakland, the East Bay Regional Park District, the Port of Oakland, the California State Coastal Conservancy, the Martin Luther King, Jr. March & Rally Committee and then State Assembly Member Barbara Lee. (Source)

Oakland's Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School serves grades K-5 in the Oakland Unified School District.

Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library closed for renovation until May 1st, 2012, contains a developing special collection on Martin Luther King Jr. features books, videos, audiotapes, and DVDs. The branch also houses a Black History Collection, which contains adult fiction, non-fiction and biographies written by or about people of African descent. (Source)

Martin Luther King Jr Way (née Grove Street) Grove Street, which stretched for several miles north from Downtown Oakland into North Berkeley, was renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Way in 1984. The street had once represented the dividing line between neighborhoods where minorities could and could not live or buy property. (Source)

There are nearly a million documents associated with the life of Martin Luther King Jr.