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Happy, Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

(Photo from http://www.writespirit.net/inspirational_talks/political/martin_luther_king_talks/martin) Yesterday I attended a magnificent brunch celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. and the upcoming historic inauguration of Barack Obama. Freida Wheaton’s home art gallery named “Studio 53” was a fitting backdrop for this salon–a gathering of the most prominent African Americans in St. Louis and its expanded metro area…reaching as far […]

Hi, Honey! I’m Home! …as Civil Rights Dreaming Comes Into Its Own

And, what a homecoming it is…with the athletic olympics ending and the political olympics getting more heightened with the conventions in full gear. On this day in 1963, 200,000 people participated in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in front […]