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Martin Luther King death inquiry to be reopened

AMERICA IS to take another step into the darkest days of its past, reopening the investigation into the death of civil rights leader Martin Luther King.

Education: Who is the greatest of them all?

What happened when a teacher asked his pupils to name someone truly 'great' should worry us all

Faith & Reason: The argument from design is flawed

`If the Lord Almighty had intended sodomy to be natural, He would have built men's bodies differently.' Is Nicholas Winterton right or wrong?

The secret sins that history has exposed

IF the allegations by Daniel Ortega's stepdaughter of sexual molestation and abuse are true, they will be a fascinating indication of what level of private indescretion a forgiving age will tolerate before it casts down a public political hero.

King march lights fire of a class struggle

SOME 4,000 marchers commemorated the 30th anniversary of Martin Luther King's death on Saturday by retracing the steps of the martyred black leader's last procession in Memphis, a week before an assassin gunned him down.

Martin Luther King's death is still a warning

Persistence of racism

A dream that will not fade

Jacqueline Smith is black, proud and angry; she wants the Lorraine Motel to be her home again, not a shrine to Martin Luther King. Nick Hazlewood visited her in Memphis.

Film: Black in the USA... sweet and baad

In 1971 a black director made a film with black actors. It launched a new genre known as 'Blaxploitation' movies which brought pride - and disapproval - to a hitherto angry minority and made 'zillions' for its maker

Music: She's walking on sunshine

A singer belting out gospel, blues and pop? It seems to work with Queen Esther Marrow, writes John Crace.

Turn on, tune in, forget it

Despite the hundreds of radio stations on-line, you would be hard pressed to get a decent reception on any of them

Killing casts pall over Luther King celebration

Americans mark the thirtieth anniversary this year of the assassination of Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. But, as David Usborne explains, celebration gave way to death and panic in one city yesterday.

Luther King follows in father's footsteps

The son of Martin Luther King was yesterday made head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference - on what would have been the assassinated civil rights leader's 69th birthday.

Will the real Winnie Mandela please stand down

For every challenge she presents a different face, says John Carlin. But behind the carefully painted layers, the truth about Winnie Mandela just gets uglier.

Folk: Protest and survival: the return of Joan

Joan Baez is back with a new album. She has undergone therapy, overcome her legendary status and finally found peace. But don't, she

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