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The Gist of Freedom is pleased to present you an excerpt of Martin Luther King's Speech at Bennett College, "Room InThe Inn" also known as the "Finance Your Freedom". Other Speeches: Vernon Johns, Ida B Wells and Michelle Alexander. Read By James Earl Jones, and Rubye Dee
We don't have time to spend a lot of money on whiskey and big parties and a lot of stuff, and we aren't giving money to the basic causes that confront us now.
It's been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech." Some parts of the dream have come to fruition, but I think we all agree that more needs to be done.
Im not talking about more social programs or more handouts. I talking about the personal responibility of all African Americans to accept responsibility for condition of our communities.
50 years ago there was a call for change in the actions and mindsets of whites towards blacks. Today African Americans need a change in OUR actions and mindsets towards our own community and what defines it.
Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream Speech, Excerpt Delivered 28 August 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. "And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!3" Remember this day very clearly as well as the day of his assassination, funeral and events that followed and preceded watching it on the television. Watching his daughter Berniece laying her mothers lap and her mothers face beneath the veil in shock. To me I was that little Berniece that day too! Press Release
America will always remember the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year, on the third Monday in January, we celebrate his birthday. This is the first national holiday to honor an individual black American. The legacy of Dr. King lives in each of us and we are responsible to promote, teach and live the American Dream. Today we celebrate MLK in his own words.
This is the 50 year anniversary of the extraodinary "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. King at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
Jesse Epps was with Dr. King on that memorable day that went down in history. Mr. Epps was one of Dr. King's closest friends and confidants. He was also with Dr. King on the day that Dr. King was assasinated. Today we have Mr. Epps talking about what he is doing to further Dr. King's dream.
The Truth about Martin Luther King, Jr. Part 3
On October 14, 1964, King received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. In 1965, he and the SCLC helped to organize the Selma to Montgomery marches, and the following year, he took the movement north to Chicago. In the years leading up to his death, he expanded his focus to include poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled "Beyond Vietnam". King was planning a national occupation of Washin
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