Martin Luther King

January 15, 2007 at 6:55 am | Posted in history | Leave a comment

2007mlk.jpgTake a few minutes and listen to the last speech given by Dr. King.  His “Mountaintop” speech took place the night before his death.  Link here

In 2006, construction began on the King Memorial, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  Click here for a virtual tour of the memorial.

The National Civil Rights Museum is built in and around the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was assasinated on April 4, 1968.  Exhibits chronicle the civil rights movement in America.

40 years since the Be-In

January 15, 2007 at 12:17 am | Posted in Bay Area, history | Leave a comment

2007ba_summer14_ph1.jpgForty years ago today Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park hummed with the presence of 15,000 people.  The Human Be-In was in full swing and played a pivotal role in defining the San Francisco Hippie.

Chronicle article and photos here.

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