On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed a crowd of nearly 250,000 gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for the Great March on Washington, and delivered a speech that would become one of the most well-known in American history. Freedom's Ring is an animated, annotated site that offers a more in-depth look…
The USAF has done a lot of borderline insane things in its time, but appropriating the legacy of MLK Jr. on MLK Day might take the Crazy Cake: the government now says King would be proud of our nuclear arsenal.
You'd expect a speech as famous and powerful as MLK Jr's 'I Have a Dream' to be a part of the public domain already. Nope. Instead, the rights of the speech are held by MLK's family.
After the news of Osama bin Laden's death, reactions were split: there was the USA, USA, Greek Row kegstand contingent, and then those who saw the historical event as something more solemn and less bacchanalian.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr's birthday. And I confess, I was caught up, selfishly wondering if I got the day off. I seemed to forget the holiday's message and what that great man stood for. Here's a reminder: