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The Greek Orthodox Archbishop Who Walked with Martin Luther King

The 1965 march of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leading civil rights leader, in Selma, Alabama was a turning point in American history. It was also a landmark moment for the participation of Greek-Americans and the Orthodox...

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

In his brief life, Martin Luther King Jr. had a variety of interests that informed his work as leader of the civil rights movement. His alma mater has collected some objects that tell his story. By Vicki Crawford For the past...

Busting Racism in the 1930s: Greeks Serving African American Patrons

This powerful photo shot at a Greek-owned diner in Pittsburgh’s Hill District circa the 1930s is an emotional reminder of how newly arrived Greek immigrants treated African Americans. The owners are pictured serving their patrons more than three decades before...

Byzantine-Style Iconographer Tells Story Behind Martin Luther King Jr. Icon

An iconographer paid tribute to iconic civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. by creating a Byzantine-style icon that portrays him as a martyred saint. This icon is the work of Robert Lentz, who had been living in a cloistered...

The Greek Orthodox Archbishop Who Walked with MLK in Selma

Martin Luther King is celebrated today as a timeless symbol of the struggle against racism. The 1965 march of the courageous civil rights leader in Selma, Alabama was not only a turning point in his career and in American...

Martin Luther King Jr. in Dialogue With the Ancient Greeks

Revolutionary civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. sought inspiration from great ancient Greek and Roman thinkers throughout his life. By Professor Timothy Joseph* In ''I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the soaring yet bone-chilling speech he delivered the day before his assassination,...

Hello Class, My Name is Professor Papandreou Wagstaff Adams

Students at Harvard University's JFK School of Government pay around $40,000 a year or so to get the best education that money can buy and learn from the best and brightest teachers of public policy, public administration, and international...