Thousands mark 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death with pledges to continue his fight for civil rights

Five decades after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., thousands of people began to gather on the downtown streets of this Southern city and across the country to mourn his death, celebrate his life and rekindle his struggle for economic and social justice. In an echo of King’s... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber to publish Lyra McKee anthology to mark anniversary of her death

Faber will publish an anthology of journalist’s Lyra McKee’s work to mark the anniversary of her death. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-11 00:46:39 UTC ]
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FCBG marks 50th anniversary with three Children’s Laureates

The Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) is hosting three former children’s laureates at an event in Birmingham to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Armed With Faith: A Civil Rights Heroine Fights New Battles

In her new memoir, Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the Little Rock Nine, the black teenagers who broke the color line in segregated 1950s Arkansas, says God will always be there to lift people out of pain, disillusionment and despair. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Emerald Publishing delves into archives to mark 50th anniversary

A prediction of how computers will impact businesses from the 1960s, a view on how the UK should integrate with Europe as it joins the common market from the 1970s and the effects of using sex in marketing are among the journals made free to read by global research publisher Emerald as it marks... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg pledge $3 billion to fight diseases

After investing millions of dollars in education and opening their own private K-12 school this year, pediatrician Priscilla Chan and her Facebook-founding husband, Mark Zuckerberg, announced Wednesday that they will invest $3 billion over the next decade to fight diseases. The funds will come... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The long fight for reproductive rights is only getting harder

Three books about the roadblocks for women seeking abortion — or simply dignity and control over their bodies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-13 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Civil rights icons who antagonized, and influenced, each other

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X had a symbiotic relationship, Peniel E. Joseph writes. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-08 12:00:00 UTC ]
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University of East Anglia launches 50th anniversary creative writing project

The University of East Anglia (UEA) has announced a major strand of its ambitious CW50 anniversary campaign, which celebrates 50 years of creative writing at UEA.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-01 15:44:04 UTC ]
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Ant & Dec mark 30th anniversary with book for Sphere following 12-way auction

Ant & Dec, aka Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, are publishing a book with Sphere this September—Once Upon a Tyne: Celebrating 30 Years Together on Telly–following a 12-way auction in January. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-01 12:30:50 UTC ]
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Blaming all of America’s problems on the civil rights movement

Journalist Christopher Caldwell laments that the changes of the 1960s left nonelite whites behind. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-03-05 19:23:51 UTC ]
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Danse Macabre: Stephen King’s Dance of Death

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle reviews Stephen King’s early non-fiction book about horror In 1999, the prolific author Stephen King had his own dance with death. One afternoon, he was walking on the shoulder of a road near his home in the US state […] The... Continue reading at Interesting Literature

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-02-28 15:00:22 UTC ]
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History Press signs Ghee Bowman's debut to mark Dunkirk anniversary

The History Press will publish historian Ghee Bowman's debut non-fiction book, The Indian Contingent, for the 80th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-24 19:33:46 UTC ]
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Pride Media’s New CEO Pledges to ‘Right the Ship’

[caption id="attachment_154421" align="alignright" width="275"] Diane Anderson-Minshall[/caption] Diane Anderson-Minshall has spent nearly her entire career in the LGBTQ media space as a writer, editor and content strategist. Recently, her commitment was rewarded when she was promoted to to... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-02-04 18:56:22 UTC ]
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Yes He Did: Barajas Graphic Bio Reclaims Great-Granddad’s Civil Rights Legacy

Henry Barajas’ Latinx memoir and graphic biography of his social activist great-grandfather, 'La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo' with art by J. Gonzo, will be published this month by Image Comics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-11-19 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Blackwell's marks 140th anniversary with signed copies from Obama and Galbraith

Blackwell's will celebrate its 140th anniversary with books signed by Michelle Obama and Robert Galbraith up for auction for Book Aid International throughout June.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-21 12:25:38 UTC ]
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Dick Robinson Calls Reading a 'Civil Right' at PEN Gala

The Scholastic CEO was this year's publishing honoree at the PEN America Literary Gala, held last night at the Museum of Natural History in New York. Journalist and author Bob Woodward received the 2019 PEN America Literary Service Award. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Gingko marks 200th anniversary of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan with two books

Gingko is publishing two books marking the 200th anniversary of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s great poem sequence the West-Eastern Divan, including the work’s first complete bilingual edition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Where now for Mark Zuckerberg after his – and our – loss of innocence? | Martin Moore

A year on from the Observer exposé, what has really changed for Facebook and its users?The Cambridge Analytica revelations, the most damning of which were published by the Observer and the New York Times a year ago, quickly morphed from a scandal about a British political consultancy into one... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tinder marks O'Farrell's 20th anniversary with Shakespeare-inspired novel

Headline imprint Tinder Press will publish a new novel by Maggie O'Farrell in April 2020, inspired by William Shakespeare's son, as the author celebrates her 20-year career. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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