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Dream vs. Reality

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Martin Luther King and the Two 9/11s

So much has changed since that hot day in August 1963 when Martin Luther King delivered his famous words from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. So much—and yet so little.

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 READ MORE

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The Dream Did Not Come Free

We forget that the majestically peaceful assemblage that moved a nation came in the wake of brutal resistance to civil rights and equality. And that there would be more to come.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 READ MORE

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Political Dreaming in the Twenty-First Century

All right, I confess: I have a dream. I bet you do, too. I bet yours, like mine, is of a far, far better world not only for yourself and your loved ones, but for everyone on this beleaguered planet of ours.

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 READ MORE

Uncivil Rights

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 ENLARGE

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The Resilient Minority Wage Gap

At the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” almost 50 years ago, black leaders called for “decent housing, adequate and integrated education, a federal jobs program for full employment, and a national minimum wage of more than $13 an hour in today’s dollars.” Greg Kaufmann at The Nation tells us how far we’ve failed to come.

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 READ MORE

Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words

“Democracy Now!” featured a lengthy tribute to the civil rights icon in a 2012 broadcast, including footage of several inspiring moments such as his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at New York City’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, a year before his death, and his last speech, from April 3, 1968.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN

Tape of MLK Interview Turns Up in an Attic

“ ... If one is truly nonviolent, that person has a loving spirit; he refuses to inflict injury upon the opponent because he, he loves the opponent,” the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. says in a newly discovered tape of an interview made nearly three years before his “I Have a Dream” speech.

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

‘Democracy Now!’: Martin Luther King Jr. in His Own Words

To commemorate MLK Day, Monday’s edition of “Democracy Now!” featured a lengthy tribute to the civil rights icon, including footage of several inspiring moments such as his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at New York City’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967, a year before his death, and his last speech, from April 3, 1968.

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

MLK Dream Update

Posted on Jan 15, 2012 ENLARGE

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The Dream That Came True

In these sour, pessimistic times, it is important to remember the great lesson of King’s remarkable life: Impossible dreams can come true.

Posted on Jan 15, 2012 READ MORE

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The Real Dr. King: An Extremist for Justice

We tend to honor the Martin Luther King Jr. we want to honor, not the Martin Luther King Jr. who actually existed.

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 READ MORE

Beck’s 15 Minutes of Fame

No puffed-up huckster like Glenn Beck could ever diminish the importance of the 1963 March on Washington or the impact of King’s unforgettable words. 

Posted on Aug 27, 2010 READ MORE

Glenn Beck Is Not Martin Luther King Jr.

Glenn Beck is holding a rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s dream speech. Our friends at Brave New Films send this video lowlight reel to remind us why Beck shouldn’t dare stand anywhere near King’s legacy.

Posted on Aug 26, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


MLK to Get the Spielberg Treatment

It’s the first time that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s estate has officially approved a movie project about the late civil rights leader, and the MLK biopic will be helmed by none other than mega-director Steven Spielberg, who has acquired the “life rights” to Dr. King’s story, according to Variety.

Posted on May 19, 2009 READ MORE

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Still Dreaming After All These Years

Truthdig normally celebrates Martin Luther King Day by remembering the more complex, more subversive King—the man who railed against America as “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today” and “a society gone mad on war.” But a day before America inaugurates its first black president, we have other things on our mind.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009 READ MORE

Pinch Me

Posted on Aug 31, 2008 ENLARGE

The Dream

Posted on Aug 28, 2008 ENLARGE    

The Mountaintop

Posted on Aug 28, 2008 ENLARGE

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Martin Luther King Jr. on the Villainy of War

As we prepare to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. this Monday, on the holiday Dick Cheney opposed, Code Pink reminds us that stirring words still resonate.

Posted on Jan 12, 2007 WATCH & LISTEN

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