Tag archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

The Enduring Images of Visalli
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 23, 2024

Santi Visalli was just launching his career as a photographer in New York when he shot several rolls of film on April 15, 1967. Those photographs documented the more than 125,000 protesters who marched from Central Park to the United Nations to demand an end to U.S. military involvement in Vietnam, with Martin Luther King, […]

Ivan Rasmussen and Dr. King: A Fork in the Freedom Road
By Jeff Wing   |   January 16, 2024

Sometimes you idly head downtown to hear a public speaker and end up in Tanzania. It happened to Ivan Rasmussen. “I went to my apartment,” Rasmussen recalls of the fever that gripped him following the event. “I took out my pen and writing pad and got started. By midnight I’d essentially organized a civil rights […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee Honors Photographer Rod Rolle
By Joanne A Calitri   |   July 25, 2023

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara (MLKSB) held a celebration on Friday, July 14 to honor its official documentary photographer of 16 years, Rod Rolle, along with the exhibit of commemorative banners displaying 36 key photographs spanning 2008 to the present. The event took place at Soul Bites restaurant on State Street. […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Committee
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 13, 2022

The Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday is still a month away, but the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara is already ramping up for its annual Holiday Celebration of the famed civil rights leader. That’s because the 2023 event – the organization’s 16th, which takes place on January 16 – will mark […]

MLKSB Presents Its Virtual Juneteenth Celebration
By Montecito Journal   |   June 21, 2022

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Santa Barbara Committee (MLKSB) presents its all-new virtual celebratory program during this Juneteenth weekend, June 17 through June 20. This year’s theme is based on Dr. King’s words from Birmingham, Alabama on April 14, 1963: “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of […]