Today in 1956: as Martin Luther King Junior stands at the pulpit, leading a mass meeting during the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott, his home is bombed. By chance, King’s wife and ten-week-old baby escape unharmed. Later tonight, a thousand angry African Americans will assemble on King’s lawn.
When King appears on his devastated front porch, he says (quote): “If you have weapons, take them home . . . we cannot solve this problem through retaliatory violence . . . we must love our white brothers, no matter what they do to us”. King’s speech will lift the nonviolent protest movement to a climax.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Join the weekly picket and leafleting in front of Fresh Market grocery store at University Avenue and Lake Street in Madison on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30pm and Thursdays from 5 to 6pm, to ask the store owner to join the national Palermo pizza boycott. For more info, contact the Fresh Market Palermo Picket Group at 442-8399.
Are you a student or recent graduate looking for volunteer, internship, or employment opportunities in the governmental or non-profit sectors? Tomorrow is a Public Service Fair – an annual event that hosts non-profit organizations and governmental agencies showcasing their current volunteer, internship, and/or employment opportunities. This is sponsored by the College of Letters and Science Career Services office, the Morgridge Center for Public Service, and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. This is tomorrow from 11am until 2pm at Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 West Dayton Street. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 608-262-8446.