January 21, 2008
Columbia residents began the evening with a group prayer as they gathered at Douglass High School on Monday evening for the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Walk and Celebration.
Columbia residents held hands in prayer honoring Martin Luther King Jr. at the Annual Candlelight Walk and Celebration Monday evening at Douglass High School.
Mary Ratliff, president of the Columbia NAACP, speaks during the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration Monday at the memorial in his honor on 800 S. Stadium Blvd. A motorcade departed from the MKT memorial for the Second Missionary Baptist Church on 407 E. Broadway where the congregation gathered in King's honor.
The Rev. Debbie Turner and her assistant Ale' Cooper walk through the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Monday before the celebration begins. The Rev. Turner is the associate minister for the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church and a jail minister at Boone County Jail for women.
Volunteers cook the Poor People’s Breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Day at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia. Volunteer Pearlie Moore tells of her own personal connection to Martin Luther King.
Area manager Tim James talks about Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area.
Members of the community commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and participate in a candlelight march from Frederick Douglass High School's gymnasium to historic Second Baptist Church.
January 20, 2008
Frances Lewine received the Missouri School of Journalism's Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism in October 2007.
Rachel Shenker, left, sits with her family; from left, mom, Debbie; brother, Ben; and dad, Joel, before the weekly Shabbat service at the synagogue of Congregation Beth Shalom on Friday, November 30, 2007. Rachel was born to a non-Jewish mother and adopted by Joel and Debbie as a baby.
Despite being born to non-Jewish parents, Rachel Shenker says her identity has always been that of a Jew.
Montana Gross, left, and her daughter Sky pose on Friday afternoon at their house in Hallsville near a donation box that they built for the project Let No Citizen Be Left Behind.
Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 1963. Nearly 40 years after his assassination in April 1968, after the deaths of his wife and others who knew both the man and what he stood for, some say King is facing the same fate that has befallen many a historical figure — being frozen in a moment in time that ignores the full complexity of the man and his message.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged issues such as poverty and militarism on issues, and as a result, he lost the support of many newspapers and magazines, and his relationship with the White House had suffered, said Harvard Sitkoff, a professor of history at the University of New Hampshire.
January 19, 2008
The referee signals a victory for Missouri’s Nick Marable in an overtime match at 165 pounds.
KU forward Darrell Arthur scores on MU guard Matt Lawrence at Mizzou Arena.
MU Tigers guard Matt Lawrence reacts to an intentional fault decision against him by one of the referees on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
MU Tigers Forward DeMarre Carroll attempts to score over KU's Sasha Kaun.
KU forward Darrell Arthur scores on MU Tigers guard Matt Lawrence.
Kansas forward Sasha Kaun dunks in the second half as Missouri's student section looks on.