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Monday, January 19, 1998

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  • Martin Luther King: Civil Rights at the Crossroads

    If Martin Luther King had lived, he would have been 69 years old last Thursday. Today, January 19th, is the federal holiday that commemorates his birth. Dr. Martin Luther King — he led the Montgomery bus boycott of 1956, the march on Washington in 1963, the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965; gave his historic anti-Vietnam war speech in 1967, and was killed in Memphis on April 4 1968, where he had gone to support a garbage workers’. strike.

  • "Klan-Destine"

    While marching in a parade with his cub scout troop, Daryl Davis was pelted with rocks and bottles. As a teenager, he was told he would be shipped back to Africa. As an adult, he was attacked by a racist cop. Driven by an intense need to understand those who hate him because of the color of his skin, Daryl Davis, a Grammy Award winning pianist, decided to seek out the roots of racism. Thus began his extraordinary journey into the heart of one of America’s most fanatical and infamous institutions — the Ku Klux Klan.

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