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January 21, 2008


Brilliant! Wish I had something to add, but it sounds like I've got some reading to do first.

Actually, King's birthday is on Jan. 15 (yes I'm pedantic). I remember when I was in high school I checked out a record from the library of King's speeches. One of them was a speech against US involvement in Vietnam which just amazed me since that aspect of King's activism was never mentioned in school/popular history. A good book is Bearing the Cross by David Garrow which is a day-by-day account of Martin Luther King's campaigns against racism and militarism and for economic justice.

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