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Martin Luther King Jr.
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Wednesday 06 April 2011
Tuesday 05 April 2011
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.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Monday 14 March 2011
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.
Friday 18 February 2011
Wednesday 02 February 2011
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.
Sunday 16 January 2011
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".
Friday 14 January 2011
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.
Saturday 28 August 2010
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.
Wednesday 04 November 2009
Friday 30 October 2009
Monday 25 May 2009
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.
Saturday 23 May 2009
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.
Tuesday 19 May 2009
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.
Friday 13 February 2009
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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