Thoughts for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

I’m sitting here still getting used to phased retirement. It’s a bit awkward, especially now that the Martin Luther King Jr Day is coming up here at The University of Iowa on Monday, January 15, 2018. That’s because part of the theme, which comes from a MLK quote is “Where do we go from here?” […]

“Legions of Half Truths, Prejudices, and Propaganda”: My Online Healthcare Reform Studies for MLK Week

The Martin Luther King, Jr (MLK) Human Rights Week is upon us and starts tomorrow. The University of Iowa theme customarily uses an MLK quote and this year’s is “Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.” This is taken from “The Purpose of Education,” an essay he wrote in 1947 for The Maroon […]

Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr Week 2016

As the Martin Luther King Jr. 2016 Celebration Week draws near, I remember our visit to Washington D. C. last August. It was hot. I got caught somehow in a revolving door, bumped into the glass wall and got a goose egg on my forehead. We got lost briefly. We saw so much on the […]

The Geezer’s in the News on MLK Week!

Remembering our calling: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015 via @presscitizen Hey, I'm in the news! — James Amos (@jamostheelder) January 19, 2015

Remembering Our Calling: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

Starting on January 19, 2015 our University of Iowa and the Iowa City communities will launch the Martin Luther King Jr. Day observation. This year, jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will be the featured speaker delivering the DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DISTINGUISHED LECTURE on January 20, 2015 from noon to one PM in the Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 […]