All posts tagged: MLK

The most important dinner in Atlanta’s history

The most important dinner in Atlanta’s history

In 1965, a coalition of Atlanta’s political, religious and cultural leaders organized a banquet to honor a native son, the city’s first Nobel Prize winner. The integrated affair was not without controversy, but civic pride and a sense of decency prevailed. You won’t find a […]

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Replacing King with a crook

Replacing King with a crook

I don’t suspect sinister motives in the decision to move the portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. to make room for Gov. Hogg’s portrait, but the symbolism stinks as bad as Sonny’s land deals. Perdue’s mug belongs on a “Wanted” poster next to the state […]

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a new low for king kin

a new low for king kin

A few years back they sold their father’s words and image to a communications company — “I have a dream … that everyone will use Cingular wirless service.” This is worse: The family of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has charged the foundation building […]

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mlk’s final speech

mlk’s final speech

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of his assassination, Memphis magazine has a timeline of the last “31 hours, 28 minutes” of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, including this passage about his final speech: 10:30 p.m. — King concludes his speech with, “Mine eyes have seen the […]

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