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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a prominent figure of the Civil Rights movement. In his famous address, “The Drum Major Instinct,” Dr. King preached, “We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade.”

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War, hatred, anger; surrounding communities all around the world. The thought of having peace seems to be an impossible task to achieve. Martin Luther King Jr. was well known for standing up for the colored community through his powerful words of his speeches.

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The Galveston Historical Foundation’s Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest is meant to challenge students to think about how civil rights and diversity affect their lives and how they can continue King’s work in their own way.

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This week we spent quite a bit of time on the water in the ship channel area helping the Coast Guard look for two people who were missing after a tragic boating collision. These types of searches often start out simply but end up going into all types of different worlds.

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Charity comes from the Latin word caritas, meaning love of mankind. Today, charity usually refers to a tax-exempt organization that performs a public service. They may be private or public foundations that make grants to fund activities promoting the general welfare.

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You might have seen news reports explaining that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce harvested from California. But you may not realize that the outbreak has spread to 23 states, i…

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Eight Texas children have died from flu-related illnesses; and flu has caused over 1,100 deaths in Texas, thousands of hospital visits and school closures. We are just two months into the 2019-2020 flu season, and it doesn’t end until May.