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Plan ahead and don’t miss out: The dates for the 2014 Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour are set…March 31-April 5, 2014. You don’t have to be a resident of Montgomery County, Maryland to participate in this amazing adventure through the … Continue reading
A provocative one minute video wonders what some of the great human rights activists and icons of modern history would have done if they hadn’t been killed by haters.
Today, April 16, is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” The letter was written to fellow ministers who questioned MLK’s timing and strategy in pushing for justice and freedom and equality. Like all of … Continue reading
This looks like a great event for those in the DC area. On Tuesday evening, April 16, the Overbeck History Lecture Series will present an on-stage interview with Simeon Booker, the 94-year-old journalist who covered the U.S. civil rights movement … Continue reading
Check out this account by photographer Richard Copley who captured some of the most memorable images of Martin Luther King’s final weeks: http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/04/17603354-mlk-and-me-how-rookie-photographer-captured-history