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I Have an Excuse Speech

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MLK for Sale

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Re-Establishing King

“There is probably no figure in recent American history whose memory is more distorted, whose message more bowdlerized, whose powerful words are more drained of content than King,” University of Pennsylvania history professor Thomas J. Sugrue writes at Jacobin.

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MLK Day

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MLK and Governor Christie

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Gov’t Used Surveillance of MLK in Bid to Destroy Him: Now They Want Us to Just Trust Them

Among the ironies of Barack Obama trying to sell us the gargantuan NSA domestic spying program is that such techniques of telephone surveillance were used against the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in an attempt to destroy him and stop the civil rights movement.

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NSA Spied on Vietnam War Critics

The National Security Agency tapped the phones of prominent Vietnam War opponents in the late 1960s and ’70s, including Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King. Jr., newly declassified files reveal.

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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 Neutered Message of the March on Washington

“Based upon the speeches during the main portion of today’s events there can be little doubt that the Dr. King who was murdered in Memphis in 1968 would not have been allowed to speak at this fiftieth-anniversary commemoration of his life,” The Nation’s Dave Zirin wrote of Saturday’s March on Washington.

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Big Trouble in Little Antelope Valley

In this suburban area 70 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, as elsewhere, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is a time to note how the country has fallen far short of Martin Luther King Jr.’s goals of jobs and freedom.

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 READ MORE



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Demonstrators Converge on D.C. to Commemorate Civil Rights Anniversary

On a march from the National Mall to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Saturday, tens of thousands of people honored the work of those who marched on Washington, D.C., 50 years ago in the struggle for civil rights and pledged that the goal “included equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled,” The Associated Press reports.

Posted on Aug 24, 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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A Freedom Budget for All Americans

Advanced in 1966 by central leaders of the activist wing of the civil rights movement, the “Freedom Budget for All Americans” promised the full and final triumph of the movement by going beyond civil rights and linking the goal of racial justice for African Americans with the goal of economic justice for all Americans. 

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 READ MORE


Zimmerman Walks

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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.

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Letter From Birmingham Jail

May 19 marks the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Martin Luther King Jr.’s plea for white Americans to recognize the rights and humanity of their black fellow citizens. We reprint his letter in full.

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Santa Clausifying Martin Luther King Jr.

Every year, right around the time between Martin Luther King Day and the beginning of Black History Month, the effort to distort Dr. King’s life and legacy seems to intensify

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE



Sex Amid the Stacks

The covering over a painting of a slave performing fellatio on a white man has been removed at the Newark Public Library after much controversy; foreign universities are struggling to compete with elite American ones in the online education market; meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal has revealed that the National Counterterrorism Center has been given massive amounts of authority to surveil Americans via datasets. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 READ MORE


MLK Remembered

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King Me

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Inauguration

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Inauguration

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Dreams Come True

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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.

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MLK Dream Update

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