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“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
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http://diversitynewsmagazine.com/2012/01/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-s-full-i-have-a-dream-speech-as-delivered-on-aug-28-1963/“I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the... more
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was one of the most visible advocates of nonviolence and direct action as methods of social change. Dr. King initially gained national prominence for his role in the Montgomery bus boycott campaign, as well as in the Birmingham demonstrations that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964; the Presidential Medal of Freedom was awarded to Dr. King by President Jimmy Carter in 1964.
In late 1967, King initiated the Poor People’s Campaign, which was designed to confront economic problems that had not been addressed by earlier civil rights reforms. The following year, while supporting striking sanitation workers in Memphis, he delivered his final address, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” The following day, April 4, 1968, Dr. King was assassinated.
This commemorative piece includes a number of high-resolution vintage photographs, as well as two memorable documentary short films.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/a-tribute-to-dr-martin-luther-king-and-the-civil-rights-movement/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was one of the most visible advocates of... more
It is appropriate that on this day that celebrates Martin Luther King we take a moment to reflect that Doctor King’s efforts sought to free us all. For when one of us is not free none of us can be. We will overcome but only if we do it as one. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.It is appropriate that on this day that celebrates Martin Luther King we take a moment... more
Malcolm X appears on a television show in Chicago called City Desk on March 17, 1963. Malcolm explains why his last name is X. Malcolm also gives a brief black history lesson on many things ranging from slave names to education.
http://nothingtotweetabout.com/Maclolm_X_Name_Change.phpMalcolm X appears on a television show in Chicago called City Desk on March 17, 1963.... more
Glenn Beck Rally Attendance has become topic of another debate one day after the restoring honor rally. Glenn Beck Rally Attendance also falls in the category and we haveGlenn Beck Rally Attendance has become topic of another debate one day after the... more
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck on Saturday drew a sea of activists to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where he championed a religious brand of patriotism and called on the nation to recommit itself to traditional values he said were hallmarks of its exceptional past. King's niece Alveda King, an anti-abortion activist, addressed Beck's rally with a plea for prayer "in the public squares of America and in our schools." Referencing her "Uncle Martin," King called for national unity by repeatedly declaring "I have a dream."
On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, steps away from where it was delivered, Beck and fellow "tea party" icon Sarah Palin staked a claim to King's legacy and to that of the Founding Fathers. They urged a crowd that stretched to the Washington Monument to concentrate on the nation's accomplishments rather than on its psychological scars. Rachel and Ray Thompson, both 29, drove with their four kids from Indiana. Both are fans of Glenn Beck and criticized President Obama for fanning the divisions in this nation.
"He does have an awesome power to do something about it, but he is not. He is just sitting back," said Rachel, a massage therapist. Neither was troubled by the timing of the rally -- on the anniversary of King's "I Have a Dream" speech. They said the speech King's niece Alveda King gave was the most uplifting of the day. "There are a lot of divisive issues in this country that need to be addressed in the way Dr. King addressed them and [Obama] has failed to do that," Ray Thompson, an electrician, said. "From a multi-racial family, I say shame on him." (Ray is white; Rachel is African American.)Conservative commentator Glenn Beck on Saturday drew a sea of activists to the steps... more
On August 28th, I will stand with Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a just, diverse and equal society. I do not stand with Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin and their attempt to destroy and distort King’s vision.
http://glennbeckisnotmartinlutherkingjr.comOn August 28th, I will stand with Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a just,... more
What parts of his dream did we ahcieve, what parts do we still need to fight for
Read and listen to the full text of Dr. King, Jr.'s famous speech where he said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!..."
from TouchArt.net and OneEarthBlog.blogspot.com
where Charleen Touchette, NM Coordinator of the Realizing the Dream Poverty Initiative in America has had the joy of seeing Dr.King, Jr.'s eldest son Martin Luther King III travel throughout our diverse communities in New Mexico and be welcomed and accepted by Americans of every color and ethnicity, and the pride of seeing and hearing Martin III address a multiracial audience and Congresspeople at Congress on the urgency of reigniting the effort to lift the 38 million Americans in poverty and fight for peace with justice worldwide for people of all colors.Read and listen to the full text of Dr. King, Jr.'s famous speech where he said,... more