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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Dream’ – and Why the Speech Is Hard to Find

August 23, 2013 | 3:05 pm

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Dream’ – and Why the Speech Is Hard to Find

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August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, when more than 250,000 peaceful demonstrators gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to push for a federal civil rights bill. On that day in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech. Unfortunately, King’s speech is difficult […]

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Oakland Residents Commemorate MLK Day With Neighborhood Cleanups

January 16, 2012 | 4:46 pm

Oakland Residents Commemorate MLK Day With Neighborhood Cleanups

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Religious leaders in Oakland are using the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to organize against violence and clean blight. At Allen Temple Baptist Church in East Oakland, Mayor Jean Quan and Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined faith leaders and community members to clean blight along International Avenue. Volunteers picked up litter, tires and pieces of furniture […]

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January 17, 2011 | 9:00 am

Free Admission at Museum of the African Diaspora Today

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be free admission from noon to 5 p.m. at the Museum of the African Diaspora, at 685 Mission and Third in San Francisco, right next to the King Day celebration at Yerba Buena Gardens. Special activities and programs at the museum abound….

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January 14, 2011 | 11:00 pm

MLK Jr. Day in the Bay Area: Events, Parking, Mass Transit

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Some info about MLK Jr. Day in San Francisco on Monday: MLK Jr. Day closures (SF Chronicle) A march starts at 11 a.m. on 4th and Townsend, concluding at Yerba Buena Gardens, where there will be a celebration called “Sustaining the Dream.” The Caltrain Freedom Train, chartered by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association […]

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