Countdown to August 28th

Countdown to August 28th

For those that know me, it’s no secret – my favourite historical figure of all time is Martin Luther King, Jr.  Even though I specialized in ancient Roman history I have always been fascinated by King because he was able to do what I definitely could not: he was able to remain non-violent in the face of massive discrimination and injustice.

The 50th Anniversary of King’s famous ‘I Have a Dream Speech‘ is in exactly one week; the original speech was part of the March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom, on August 28th, 1963.  In honour of this every day for the next week I’m going to post a new document about King.

Today’s document: a flier announcing the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.

Source for document: [Stanford University, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute]; source for original speech video: [MLK Dream 50: Media]

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4 Responses to Countdown to August 28th

  1. robertlfs says:

    Thanks so much for sharing

  2. Have some friends headed down from Toronto to Washington on a special bus trip to join the Anniversary celebrations. Looking forward to your postings.

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