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August 24, 2013
perzadook:

quickhits:

Washington Post: “William Allison, 92, came to today’s march with same sign he marched with in ‘63 pic.twitter.com/qT3kL8VlEP via @HamilHarris #MarchonWashington”

Really great. Speaks volumes.

That sign holds up well. Not just the sign itself. The message.

perzadook:

quickhits:

Washington Post: “William Allison, 92, came to today’s march with same sign he marched with in ‘63 pic.twitter.com/qT3kL8VlEP via @HamilHarris #MarchonWashington”

Really great. Speaks volumes.

That sign holds up well. Not just the sign itself. The message.

18:23 // 7 months ago

getawayday:

Believe it or not, this speech is copyrighted and not in the public domain. So enjoy this video while you can. Needless to say, it’s a pretty amazing speech; I listened again today and got chills.

(via politicalthinker2099)

14:12 // 7 months ago

March on Washington anniversary speech draws massive crowds

  • 100k the number of people organizers expect to show up at today’s March on Washington anniversary march, which takes place a few days before the 50th anniversary of the iconic event. Thousands of people are floating around the city for the event, which is being led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III—whose father became a national icon thanks in large part to the 1963 event. That’s not to say things will be the same as they were in 1963—for one thing, security has been beefed up on the National Mall, and most attendees were kept at a distance from the speech itself at the Lincoln Memorial. source
13:41 // 7 months ago
January 19, 2013
20:42 // 1 year ago
August 21, 2012
17:49 // 1 year ago
January 16, 2012

todaysdocument:

Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. was a key leader of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s in the United States. President Lyndon B. Johnson issued this proclamation for a national day of mourning after King was assasinated on April 4, 1968.  This year we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Federal Holiday on January 16th.

A great document and one symbolic of how great our country can be.

(via alittlespace)

10:22 // 2 years ago
brooklynmutt:

Google salutes MLK Day

Love this illo. Feels very handmade and approachable, just like the “I Have a Dream” speech.

brooklynmutt:

Google salutes MLK Day

Love this illo. Feels very handmade and approachable, just like the “I Have a Dream” speech.

0:33 // 2 years ago
October 16, 2011
We should be reminded of what Dr. King was attempting to do when he was assassinated at 48 years [sic] of age. He was trying to put poverty on the American agenda. If he could speak to us today — and he will be speaking to us on Sunday — he would tell us that we should provide people with a living wage, end the wars, bring the troops home. He would say, ‘Do not forget the least of us.’
Rep. John Lewis • Speaking about Martin Luther King Jr. before the hurricane-delayed dedication of the civil rights leader’s memorial. Lewis knows a thing or two about all this civil rights/poverty thing, due to the fact that he marched with King in Selma, Ala. — and notably got injured in the process. (Edit: As one of our readers noted, Lewis incorrectly stated King’s age. He was 39 when he died. He gave his “I Have a Dream” speech, which the dedication was originally timed to celebrate, 48 years ago.)  source (viafollow)
11:53 // 2 years ago
It took a little while (due to a frickin’ hurricane), but Martin Luther King’s giant memorial will finally get dedicated today. Crowds of thousands are chillin’ at the dedication today. (photo by Suchat Pederson/The News Journal)

It took a little while (due to a frickin’ hurricane), but Martin Luther King’s giant memorial will finally get dedicated today. Crowds of thousands are chillin’ at the dedication today. (photo by Suchat Pederson/The News Journal)

11:47 // 2 years ago
August 25, 2011
19:30 // 2 years ago