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As Simon mentioned awhile ago, he is Time’s correspondent in Memphis for the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. His first post is up. He’s unable to link it to LGM right now because he’s so busy. So he asked me to do so. He also increasingly argued that the nation’s […]
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The King Children: Show Me the Money

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On September 13, 2016
The children of Martin Luther King care about one thing: money. That’s why the new African-American history museum at the Smithsonian has no important artifacts from King. When the museum opens Sept. 24, no major artifacts from the civil rights icon will be on display. “It’s outrageous,” said Clarence Jones, the former King attorney who […]

MLK Day

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On January 20, 2014
On a day where we are celebrating MLK Day with a bunch of old white men complaining about the behavior of a young, brash black man in a football game last night, it’s worth reading the eminent historian Tom Sugrue on how King’s words are distorted today. Sugrue identifies 4 Kings in modern memory, each […]
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