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Christina Patterson: So where's our black middle class?

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Liverpool's King boast is a bad dream

Tourism officials have been left red-faced after claiming that Martin Luther King wrote his famous "I have a dream" speech at Liverpool's Adelphi hotel.

British film of Luther King's life halted as family objects

Spielberg waits in the wings as supporters of the murdered human rights leader say Greengrass project would resort to trivia and smears

A Day That Shook The World: Martin Luther King tells America 'I have a dream'

On 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King delivered his most famous speech for the cause of civil rights in front of 200,000 people in Washington DC.

Mark Steel: It's people who bring about change

All those scenes from Cairo of mass demonstrations look like the perfect expression of the big society. So we can only assume David Cameron wants us to try something similar here. It would certainly encourage more people to take an interest in politics. Instead of complaining that kids show no interest in the political process when they are asked to study details of local government boundary changes, teachers could say: "Today we're going to find out how new governments are formed" and get the class to stand on a tank in Trafalgar Square.

Album: Denys Baptiste, Identity by Subtraction (Dune)

Tenor saxophonist Baptiste follows Let Freedom Ring!, his Martin Luther King dedication from 2003, with a more questioning reflection on "life's experience as a black man of Caribbean descent, playing jazz music in the UK".

Joe Louis: Hard Times Man, By Randy Roberts

Martin Luther King was fond of telling a story about a prisoner being executed whose last words as gas seeped into the chamber were: "Save me, Joe Louis!" Apocryphal as it was, it conveyed the Brown Bomber's status as cheerleader of his country's long march out of the Depression and into war against tyranny. As historian Randy Roberts indicates in his introduction to this gripping life and times, sport is often freighted with symbolism. Louis's career represents one of the extreme examples. This is overwhelmingly a book about what Louis signified.

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.

Johann Hari: Violence against gay people can – and must – be stopped

The answer lies in changing the culture of two institutions - schools and the police

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

My friend Robin Tyler likes to joke that there is no such thing as same-sex marriage, because after marriage sex is never the same. Witticisms aside, she and her long-time partner Diane Olson were the original plaintiffs who bought the successful legal action that overturned the ban on gay marriage in California last year.

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.

Spielberg to chronicle Martin Luther King's life

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.

Observations: The poster boy for Hollywood's star gangsters

A man in his early fifties is dressed in black tie. He is lit from above, which throws his features into an intimidating scowl. The picture is completed – rather incongruously – by a young cat in his arms.

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