Posts Tagged: March on Washington

Reading Ferlinghetti in the Age of Trump

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This lesson feels especially relevant to our moment: that it’s possible to be both a frustrated activist and also a present and joyful human being.

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The Sonic Wonder of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

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Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, the massive civil rights protest at which Martin Luther King, Jr., famously delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. That speech’s stirring vision of political and social equality for blacks is now legendary, but its dexterous musicality is often overlooked. The New Yorker‘s Page-Turner blog takes […]

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