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Joe Louis: Hard Times Man, By Randy Roberts

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Glenn Beck uses King's 'Dream' anniversary for right-wing rally

When Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and told the world that he had a dream, it probably didn't involve anything like this.

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Peter Tatchell: A long slog to the promised land of equality – and love

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David Lister: You can't copyright a hero

I have a vision. And I'm guessing I can say that without being sued. Were I to say "I have a dream" then I might need to seek legal advice.

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Almost half a century after he climbed the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and told the world that he had a dream, Martin Luther King is to receive perhaps the ultimate recognition of his standing as a modern American icon: a Steven Spielberg film chronicling his life and times.

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