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Martin Luther King Day

Today is Martin Luther King Day. It’s a national holiday celebrated in the US each year on the third Monday of January. And, given King’s I Have a Dream speech is one of the all-time great manifestos, I want to review a couple of his methods for leading the civil rights movement through the lens…

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Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUP_ISA030c Previously, we presented Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech as a manifesto proclaiming a new future. In this post we revisit his speech and link it to the US Declaration of Independence… In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote…

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Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUP_ISA030c Context On the 28th of August 1963, several hundred thousand people congregated at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC for a series of speeches. One of the key presenters was Martin Luther King. He spoke his manifesto for 17 minutes. And his ‘I have a dream’ speech became a symbolic turning point in the…

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Famous Manifestos – Our Top Ten

The most famous manifestos ever written What are the most famous manifestos ever written? Now, that’s a great conversation to have at the dinner table if you want a robust discussion. But beware, it might also lead to a discussion about the content of these manifestos. For instance, as soon as you mention, The Bible…

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