Technology has a way of bringing the world a piece of history in ways that would otherwise be unimaginable. This time, people may be able to get their hands on authentic paperwork from the late great Martin Luther King, Jr. As previously reported by AfroTech, the internet is allowing users and fans alike to gain access to historic materials from back in the day. In a prior story, we brought you the news that a handwritten poem by Tupac was recovered and being sold online for the price of $95,000 via Moments In Time.
Jul 6, 2022
Starbucks has broadened its equity and inclusion efforts just ahead of MLK Day. As a part of its latest initiative to support more Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), the renowned coffee company has created a way for Starbucks partners, both employees and customers, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. just ahead of Monday’s holiday. The efforts further Dr. King’s commitment to both service and belonging. Kicking off on Monday, Jan. 17, Starbucks will provide three virtual volunteer opportunities with organizations that include Junior Achievement, MENTOR, and City Year. All three nonprofits are also recipients of The Starbucks Foundation Grants that were launched to support BIPOC youth.
Jan 16, 2022
Just ahead of the holiday, The Obsidian Collection has announced that its consumer-facing digital photo portal will offer rare images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a non-fungible token (NFT) collection. According to PR Newswire, the images — captured by renowned photographer John Tweedle — feature Dr. King during his historic visit to the city of Chicago in 1966. Tweedle, who became the first African American to be hired by a major newspaper, captured Dr. King in his element as he visited the windy city to challenge slumlords, fight against institutional racism and step to Mayor Richard J. Daley, who served the city at the time. The photos also include a visit where Dr. King spoke to a crowd at Soldier Field and his time attending a fundraiser in support of the Civil Rights Movement during the 60s that was held at the iconic Chicago international Amphitheatre. The fundraiser was attended by big names including the late Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and Mahalia Jackson....
Jan 14, 2022