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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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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.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 23, 2013

Why It’s Difficult To Find Full Video Of King’s Historic Speech

By Eyder Peralta

Martin Luther King, Jr.

As thousands gather in Washington over the next week to the mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, you may be moved to look for video of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech," which he delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial during that march.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - August 21, 2013

At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child

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" on 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: 7:48)

Edith Lee-Payne

Many images from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom have taken on iconic status. One of them is a photo of a young black girl attending the march.

Categories: History, Race/Ethnicity

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