Martin Luther King Jr.

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"Precious Lord, take my hand. Lead me on, let me stand. I am tired. I am weak. I’m worn. Through the storm, through the night, lead me on to the light. Take my hand precious Lord, lead me on."
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Nonviolent Protest
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. I believe in this method because I think it is the only way to re-establish a broken community. —The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., University of Oslo, Dec. 10, 1964
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Young African Leaders
The second in a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
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The 1964 New York World's Fair, which opened on April 22, 1964, and ran for two six-month seasons, was a sprawling showcase of mid-century American culture and technology. Although nearly 52 million people attended the fair, it was a huge financial flop, returning only 19 cents on the dollar to investors.
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Aug. 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. And, for many people, the day is intensely personal.
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