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Photo of the Day: Martin Luther King Jr. removing a burned cross from his front yard. His son is at his side. Atlanta, GA, 1960.— Historical Pics


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A word from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — TheAlkaline_Empre$$


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about  things that matter.
–Martin Luther King Jr.

this day in the yesteryear: Lincoln Memorial Dedicated (1922)


Lincoln Memorial Dedicated (1922)

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, has been the site of many historic events, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington. The building, designed by Henry Bacon and styled after a Greek temple, has 36 massive columns, representing the states of the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death. Inside the building is a heroic statue of Abraham Lincoln by Daniel Chester French. On what unit of American currency is the memorial depicted? More… Discuss

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JANUARY 20, 2014 – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY –


0a1 aJANUARY 20, 2014 – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY – 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on the third Monday of every January.  Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986. In the United States, hundreds of streets have been renamed in his honor.

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TODAY BIRTHDAY: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929)


Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929)

King was the inspirational leader of the US Civil Rights Movement. An advocate of nonviolence, he organized boycotts, marches, and demonstrations to protest segregation and racial injustice. In August 1963, he spearheaded the March on Washington, an assembly of more than 200,000 protesters at which he made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. King’s work helped to assure the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but he was killed just four years later in Memphis, Tennessee. Why was he there? More… Discuss

 

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Monday, August 27, 2012 (from Democracy Now)


Monday, August 27, 2012   (from Democracy Now)

Monday, August 27, 2012 (from Democracy Now) (Click to access program)

Election 2012: Dreams of a Vote Deferred?

People remember 1929 as the year of the stock-market crash and the beginning of the Great Depression, the global economic disaster which remains the only one in history that dwarfs the one in which we now find ourselves. It was also the year Martin Luther King Jr. was born, who wouldn’t live to see 40 years.
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