Tuesday 22 January 2008

News: Martin Luther King Day

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day, and his memory was kept alive in a variety of ways - some positive, others less so.
  • America remembers, as demonstrated by USA Today and the BBC.
  • Whilst leading Democratic hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton argue about who has the greatest claim to King's legacy, Martin Luther King III gave his support, and his father's endorsement, to John Edwards.
  • In the troubled town of Jena, Louisiana, white supremacists choose Martin Luther King day to stage a protest march.
  • Hip Hop journalist and video blogger Jay Smooth counts down "Ten OTHER things that Martin Luther King said."
And finally here's the full version of King's speech from the March on Washington in 1963 - "I have a dream..."

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