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Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:23 AM

On this day in 1963 ....

Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech before a crowd of some 250,000 people at the 1963 March on Washington.

https://www.history.com/topics/i-have-a-dream-speech

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Ohiogal Aug 2018 OP
Soxfan58 Aug 2018 #1
matt819 Aug 2018 #2
SamKnause Aug 2018 #3
2naSalit Aug 2018 #4
Ohiogal Aug 2018 #5
2naSalit Aug 2018 #6
Leith Aug 2018 #7

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:26 AM

1. Thanks for sharing that info.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:33 AM

2. Or as we are calling it now

Martin Luther King's protest against the Lincoln Memorial.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 09:40 AM

3. Well played !!!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:17 AM

4. Thank you for the reminder!

We should never forget the milestones in our history which resulted in the freedoms and rights we have now that we did not have before these events. This is something that should be in our collective conscience, right on the surface when formulating our speech in political discourse. (I know it is for many but there are too many for whom that is not the case.)

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:28 AM

5. Yes, especially our younger people

Who may take a lot of these rights for granted. It's important to know how hard they were fought for.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:31 AM

6. Unfortunately true

But that is, apparently, by design. An uninformed public is more easily controlled. Look at the steady decline in our education system since the late 1960s. Civics is not taught in most schools, it's now an elective... goes down from there until we end up with distzy devoss, the rest is obvious.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 10:33 AM

7. When I Taught English as a Second Language

It was one of the speeches I played for advanced students. It was to demonstrate how words created a picture, how cadence played a part in good form, and, in no small part, to spread MLK's good words to those who may not have heard them.

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