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On August 28, 1963, in front of an estimated 250,000 people in the Washington D.C. mall, Martin Luther King Jr. gave what would become the most famous speech in civil rights and American history. In the biography King, historian David Levering … Continue reading

During the historic March on Washington in late August of 1963, hundreds of thousands filled the National Mall and many powerful voices of the civil rights movement took to the podium.  Few of those voices, however, were female ones. That does not … Continue reading

Fifty years ago today Martin Luther King Jr. completed his open letter from Birmingham Jail. David Levering Lewis, writes in his book King: A Biography (recently released in a new third edition): “Every nation has its stockpile of rhetorical memorabilia, … Continue reading