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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 31, 2013

Graphic Novel Depicts John Lewis’ ‘March’ Toward Justice

By Sandhya Dirks

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(Duration: 5:57)

A page from the comic book, "March."  It is a vivid first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.

John Lewis is the only person to have spoken at the 1963 March on Washington who is still alive. He was just 23 years old when he addressed the crowd of more than 200,000 at the Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 27, 2013

Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind ‘I Have A Dream’

For the month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capital from all over the country for the mass demonstration.

By Michele Norris

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(Duration: 7:47)

Clarence B. Jones

Ask Clarence B. Jones to identify himself, and he'll tick off a list of titles. "I live in Palo Alto, Calif., and I am a visiting professor at the University of San Francisco, and a scholar, writer-in-residence at Stanford University's Martin Luther King Jr. Institute."



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 26, 2013

New Salinger Books Will Arrive In 2015, Authors Say

By Bill Chappell

J.D. Salinger

A stream of fiction and stories written by reclusive author J.D. Salinger will be published between 2015 and 2020, according to a new biography about the writer of The Catcher in the Rye, who died in 2010. Some of the books will reportedly revisit beloved Salinger characters such as Holden Caulfield.

Categories: Books and Reading, History

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 26, 2013

New Details On How U.S. ‘Helped Saddam As He Gassed Iran’

By Mark Memmott

Saddam Hussein

Newly declassified CIA documents "combined with exclusive interviews with former intelligence officials, reveal new details about the depth of the United States' knowledge of how and when Iraq" used chemical weapons against Iran in the 1980s, Foreign Policy reports.




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