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Martin Luther King: His Own Words

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of … Continue reading

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MLK RFK Commemoration

Many stories have been written about the amazing speech Robert F. Kennedy delivered in Indianapolis on April 4, 1968, the day Martin Luther King, Jr, was assassinated. Below is a video of photos I have taken over the years at … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King: His Own Words

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of … Continue reading

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Robert F. Kennedy

Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of Robert Kennedy. I’ve been thinking about a number of things related to him. NBC commentator Chris Matthews titled his recent book Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, an apt description of the … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Jr was a Radical

Martin Luther King Jr was a radical is the title of Cornel West’s article in the Guardian on the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination: The major threat of Martin Luther King Jr to us is a spiritual and moral one. … Continue reading

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Letter from Birmingham Jail

As Martin Luther King day approaches, I wanted to re-read the letter he wrote from Birmingham Jail.  The civil rights struggles of the 1960’s had a large impact on me. I was a student at Scattergood Friends School at the … Continue reading

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Scattergood Journal — April 19–30, 1970

(Note: I think it was Bob Berquist’s idea that those of us who were concerned about the Vietnam War visit with random people in West Branch to find out what they thought about the war.  I remember being very apprehensive … Continue reading

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Civil Disobedience and the Civil Rights Movement

If you’ve read recent posts from this blog, you know I’ve been using the journal I started when I was a Senior at Scattergood Friends School to share what was going on at a particularly significant and chaotic time in … Continue reading

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Robert F Kennedy Speaks to our Time

I’d like to share, again, a video I made of photos I took at the Kennedy King Memorial, with audio of Martin Luther King’s speech just before he was killed, and the audio of Robert F Kennedy announcing Dr. King’s death to … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017 – Vietnam War

I was glad to see Harry Targ’s blog post yesterday, Remember Those Who Protested Wars, Too Memorial Day observances are often uncomfortable for those of us who oppose war. But this is a chance to honor the memories of those … Continue reading

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