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  • 50 years of dreamin’

    August 28, 2013

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a gty_march_on_washington_martin_luther_king_ll_130819_16x9_992Dream,” speech.  In honor of today more than 300 churches, school, and other historical monuments will “let freedom ring,” by ringing their bells at 3pm, the hour MLKJ gave his speech.

    MLKJ’s prominent speech has become one of the most famous and influential speeches of our time. Still quoted today, this speech given to over 250,000 citizens called for an end to racism and a need for equality and justice for all. This benchmark event occurred during The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

    Referred to as one of the most powerful moments in Civil Rights history, we honor those who fought, those who marched, those who supported, those who acted—and of course, we salute MLKJ for his work that changed the course of many lives.

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” 

     For extra links & resources:

    Watch the speech on YouTube here  | Read the full text here

     

     

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    In honor of activists, heroes, leaders, and those who fight tirelessly in order to better the futures of the next generation, Triangle Square, imprint of Seven Stories, brings you:

    A is for Activist, by Innosanto Nagara (November 5, 2013), an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for.

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