In a June 15, 1963 telegram, color barrier-breaking baseball legend Jackie Robinson urged to President John F. Kennedy “utilize every federal facility” to protect Martin Luther King Jr. “The world cannot afford to lose him to the whims of murderous maniacs,” Robinson said in the telegram. At the time, King was in Mississippi for the […]

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on what would have been his 84th Birthday. MLK was born on January 15, 1929. In a watershed moment for the American Civil Rights Movement, activist Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his monumental “I have a dream” speech on August 28, 1963. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial […]

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December 16: Fifty-two years ago in 1960, JFK Appointed Brother RFK as Attorney General. In November 1959, Robert Kennedy became manager of his brother’s presidential campaign. Following the Kennedy victory, the President-elect tapped his brother, on December 16, 1960, to be Attorney General. John F. Kennedy‘s choice of Robert Kennedy as Attorney General was controversial, […]

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50 Years Ago, JFK Expresses Outrage and Grief over Birmingham Bombing. In a horrific racial hate crime, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The explosion at the African-American church killed four girls, marking a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement. The three-story 16th […]

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In a watershed moment for the American Civil Rights Movement, activist Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his monumental “I have a dream” speech on August 28, 1963. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, Dr. King spoke to over two hundred thousand, rallying for racial equality and an end to discrimination. ENTIRE […]

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49 years ago, in April 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to organize and lead the “Birmingham Campaign.” The Birmingham campaign was a strategic movement organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to bring attention to the unequal treatment that black Americans endured in Birmingham, Alabama. The campaign ran during the spring of 1963, […]

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Today, April 4, 2012, marks the 44th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by James Earl Ray. Similar to the Kennedy Assassination, one lone gunman was blamed. An Atlanta, Georgia native, Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 to Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King. […]

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on what would have been his 83rd Birthday.

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