First Lady Michelle Obama hands a diploma to a graduating senior during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School for Health Sciences and Engineering at Historic Pearl High commencement ceremony, at the Howard C. Gentry Complex in Nashville, Tenn., May 18, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Police disrupts gay marriage in Abuja arrests the couple Two men who were to celebrate their marriage at Kings Land Hotel Jiwa Abuja last Saturday February 6 2016were disrupted by the law. According to Leadership newspaperAt about 5.30 pm many invited guests including their sponsors were already seated for the occasion with the chairman of the occasion awaiting the commencement of the ceremony. However just as the celebrants were emerging from the car that conveyed them to the venue and…
Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. November 11, 1984 Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr. dies of a heart attack in Atlanta, Georgia. Better known as “Daddy King,” he was the father of famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and was himself, an early civil rights leader. The elder King was pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the center for much of his son’s civil rights activity.
King’s College (now COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) is chartered in New York by King George II to “promote liberal education.” It is designated “The College of the Province of New York, in the City of New York … known by the name of King’s College.” The Rev. Samuel Johnson, a Colonial scholar and Anglican minister, is appointed its first president. There are 8 students. Johnson teaches all summer classes until he is assisted in the fall by his second son, William Samuel Johnson. (1754)