Tag Archives: Martin Luther King

Lamar W. Hankins :
1968: A personal retrospective 50 years later

It both challenged and strengthened my desire to make this a better world, and it caused me to wonder if a better world was even possible. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 31, 2018 There was … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
1968: A personal retrospective 50 years later

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Susan Van Haitsma :
Remembering our roots: Equality rejects war

As the failures of war strategies have become increasingly obvious, the benefits of nonviolent approaches based on the principle of equality have become more obvious. By Susan Van Haitsma | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014 At the root … finish reading Susan Van Haitsma :
Remembering our roots: Equality rejects war

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Leslie Cunningham :
Fifty years ago and counting

For a white kid graduating from high school in 1963 and already involved in civil rights, seeing Dr. King at the Washington Monument highlighted a momentous year. By Leslie Cunningham | The Rag Blog | April 3, 2014 “We missed … finish reading Leslie Cunningham :
Fifty years ago and counting

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Michael James :
In and out of Uptown, the ‘Appaloosa Mother,’ and meeting Dr. King, 1967

Sonny gave me this advice: ‘Just make sure you’re not hanging out in these same bars 20 years from now.’ By Michael James | The Rag Blog | February 12, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from … finish reading Michael James :
In and out of Uptown, the ‘Appaloosa Mother,’ and meeting Dr. King, 1967

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Lamar W. Hankins : Right-Wing Rants and the Abominable Straw Man

The abominable Straw Man argument. Image from Linda’s Bees. Frosty the Straw Man: How right-wing rants poison political discussion If we could have civil discourse about our disagreements and try to understand why we have differences of opinion, perhaps we … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Right-Wing Rants and the Abominable Straw Man

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Michael James : Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat, 1963

Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat in Chicago, 1963. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James’ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul: Muddy Waters and James Cotton  at … finish reading Michael James : Muddy Waters and James Cotton at the Fat Black Pussycat, 1963

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Lamar W. Hankins : The March for Jobs and Freedom After 50 Years

50 years later:The March for Jobs and Freedom While King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech is clearly worthy of distinction, our memories of the event have shunted aside one of the primary purposes of the March: to push for a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The March for Jobs and Freedom After 50 Years

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David McReynolds : Reflections on the ’63 March on Washington

A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin on the cover of Life Magazine, September 6, 1963. A socialist remembers:Reflections on the March on Washington The climate in Washington, D.C. that day was timorous. White Washingtonians feared some riotous upheaval. By David … finish reading David McReynolds : Reflections on the ’63 March on Washington

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Harry Targ : Dr. King and the Civil Rights-Labor Alliance

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy lead a march by sanitation workers in Memphis, March 28, 1968. Photo by Sam Melhorn / AP.Martin Luther King and the civil rights and labor alliance King knew that black … finish reading Harry Targ : Dr. King and the Civil Rights-Labor Alliance

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Jean Trounstine : Behind Bars and Blogging for Human Rights

Texas born, Johnny E. Mahaffey’s profile page at betweenthebars.org. Image from Between the Bars.Behind bars and blogging for human rights Martin Luther King Day reminds us about fighting for human rights. It might seem like an oxymoron, convicted criminals blogging for … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Behind Bars and Blogging for Human Rights

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Scott Galindez : Black Churches to ‘Occupy the Dream’

Young people participating in the Occupy the Dream rally in front of the Federal Reserve in Washington DC, January 16, 2012. Photo by Scott Galindez / RSN.Occupy the Dream:Black churches join the Occupy movement Rallies throughout the country are designed … finish reading Scott Galindez : Black Churches to ‘Occupy the Dream’

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Greg Moses : Even Weather Turns Spiritual at Occupy Austin

General Assembly at Occupy Austin. Photo from Occupy Austin.Even the weather turns spiritual:Onward through the storms at Occupy Austin As Occupy Austin entered its second week, organizers were looking more rested, wholesome, happy, and relaxed as they mixed themselves into … finish reading Greg Moses : Even Weather Turns Spiritual at Occupy Austin

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