Martin Luther King Jr.’s scorn for ‘white moderates’ in his Birmingham jail letter | The Washington Post The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing the “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” in the margins of newspapers, on scraps of paper, paper towels and slips of yellow legal paper smuggled into his cell, where he was kept in solitary confinement after being arrested April 12, 1963, on charges of violating Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing the “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” in the margins of newspapers, on scraps of paper, paper towels and slips of yellow legal paper smuggled into his cell, where he was kept in solitary confinement after being arrested April 12, 1963, on charges of violating Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations.

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From the archives: Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about ‘new age’ of race relations in moving Des Moines speech | Des Moines Register This story by Register reporter Robert Barewald originally ran on Nov. 13, 1959. April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

This story by Register reporter Robert Barewald originally ran on Nov. 13, 1959. April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Forward Press | Baltimore Magazine As a Vietnam vet, former Black Panther, and father of a literary superstar, Paul Coates has lived a life reminiscent of the great literature he publishes.

As a Vietnam vet, former Black Panther, and father of a literary superstar, Paul Coates has lived a life reminiscent of the great literature he publishes.

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Black Business Matter: Historic Washington Neighborhood Anacostia Getting its First (Black) Bookstore in Two Decades | Atlanta Black Star MahoganyBooks is challenging this historic neighborhood to write a new chapter in community education and service by setting up shop in the four-year-old Anacostia Arts Center at 1231 Good Hope Road.

MahoganyBooks is challenging this historic neighborhood to write a new chapter in community education and service by setting up shop in the four-year-old Anacostia Arts Center at 1231 Good Hope Road.

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Mississippi’s bold new Civil Rights Museum offers unflinching view of US history | The Guardian Jackson’s new Civil Rights Museum and its neighbour, the Museum of Mississippi History, have a joint launch on 9 December, in advance of a year of events across the south marking 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination.

Jackson’s new Civil Rights Museum and its neighbour, the Museum of Mississippi History, have a joint launch on 9 December, in advance of a year of events across the south marking 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination.

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Why Celebrities Are Rallying Behind Cyntoia Brown, a Woman Spending Life in Prison | The New York Times Cyntoia Brown, who has spent the past 13 years in prison, had no idea that she would suddenly gain the public support of an A-list parade of celebrities on Tuesday.

Cyntoia Brown, who has spent the past 13 years in prison, had no idea that she would suddenly gain the public support of an A-list parade of celebrities on Tuesday.

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