This video from the USA is called Martin Luther King | “I Have A Dream” Speech.
From Associated Press in the USA:
Today in History – April 4
Today is Saturday, April 4, the 94th day of 2009. There are 271 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, was shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. (James Earl Ray later pleaded guilty to assassinating King, then spent the rest of his life claiming his innocence before dying in prison in 1998.)
James Earl Ray, a Southern racist, called himself Eric S. Galt, as he was a follower of pro capitalist ideologist Ayn Rand (and of Adolf Hitler).
This video is called Martin Luther King, “Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam”.
Newly discovered MLK photos from the day he died: here.
On this date:
In 1818, Congress decided the United States flag would consist of 13 red and white stripes and 20 stars, with a new star to be added for every new state of the Union.
In 1841, President William Henry Harrison succumbed to pneumonia one month after his inaugural, becoming the first U.S. chief executive to die in office.
In 1850, the city of Los Angeles was incorporated.
In 1859, 150 years ago, “Dixie” was performed publicly for the first time by Bryant’s Minstrels at Mechanics’ Hall in New York. (The song is popularly attributed to Daniel Decatur Emmett, although his authorship has been called into question.)
In 1887, Susanna Madora Salter became the first woman elected mayor of an American community: Argonia, Kan.
In 1945, during World War II, U.S. troops on Okinawa encountered the first significant resistance from Japanese forces at the Machinato Line.
In 1949, 12 nations, including the United States, signed the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington.
In 1975, more than 130 people, most of them children, were killed when a U.S. Air Force transport plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crash-landed shortly after take off from Saigon.
In 1979, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the deposed prime minister of Pakistan, was hanged after he was convicted of conspiring to murder a political opponent.
This was a sham trial under military dictator Zia ul-Haq.
In 1983, the space shuttle Challenger roared into orbit on its maiden voyage.
Ten years ago: NATO warplanes and missiles attacked an army headquarters, oil refineries and other targets in and around Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
One year ago: Texas authorities started removing the first of more than 400 girls from a compound built by a polygamist sect. …
Today’s Birthdays: Actress Elizabeth Wilson is 88. Author-poet Maya Angelou is 81. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., is 77. … Bandleader Hugh Masekela [see also here] is 70.
On January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated 73 seconds after its takeoff from Cape Canaveral in Florida, killing all seven crew members, including school teacher Christa McAuliffe. It was the worst disaster in the history of space exploration to that point: here.
- Martin Luther King, race-baiter? — My AJE oped (crooksandliars.com)
- MLK Memorial may not be ready for anniversary (sacbee.com)
- Georgia Republicans like Paula Deen more than Martin Luther King, Jr. (tv.msnbc.com)
- A simple Martin Luther King display (skippingthroughthestacks.wordpress.com)
- Martin Luther King Jr. (lainelibrarianpicks.wordpress.com)
- Barack Obama to mark 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech (telegraph.co.uk)
- Paula Deen Is More Popular Than Martin Luther King With Georgia Republicans (thinkprogress.org)
- Disgraced Chaplain Claims On-Camera That Martin Luther King Endorsed Discrimination of Gays (patheos.com)
- Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech: ‘it captures humanity’ | Maya Moore (theguardian.com)
- Martin Luther King’s speech: ‘It’s tied to the American dream’ | Tarell Alvin (theguardian.com)
Martin Luther King Jr in the age of Obama: Why we can’t wait
By Billy Wharton
January 17, 2009 — Albert Boutwell’s election as Birmingham, Alabama,
mayor in 1963 might have signaled the end of the modern civil rights
movement. As a moderate Democrat, Boutwell promised to temper the harsh
repression unleashed by the city’s notorious chief of police and his
mayoral opponent Eugene “Bull” Connor. Mainstream leaders of the black
community were told to wait it out — let the storm pass and incremental
changes could begin. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. refused to wait. Instead,
he launched Plan “C” (confrontation), a large-scale protest campaign
that broke the back of Southern segregation.
* Read more http://links.org.au/node/1467
United States: Blacks still taking the hit
By Malik Miah
January 2010 — It took 10 months before the US Congressional Black
Caucus (CBC) stood up and challenged President Barack Obama. In a
surprise move, 10 CBC leaders refused to participate in a key House of
Representatives financial committee vote in December 2010 until some
more relief is provided to Black businesses.
* Read more http://links.org.au/node/1465
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