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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How Steve Martin and illustrator Harry Bliss ended up working on the ‘upbeat book’ we all need right now

The actor-writer-musician and illustrator teamed up on the new book “A Wealth of Pigeons.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-16 13:00:00 UTC ]
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A civil rights case from Louisiana that changed America’s justice system

Matthew Van Meter tells the story of Gary Duncan and the state’s role in the rights movement. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-04 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Mackesy and Adeola prints mark Penguin's 85th anniversary

Penguin is marking its 85th anniversary by selling a range of fine art prints from Charlie Mackesy, Dapo Adeloa and others, with all profits going to the National Literacy Trust. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-29 15:16:15 UTC ]
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His Book Is a Bestseller, But John Bolton's Legal Fight Continues

John Bolton's book 'The Room Where It Happened' is a bestseller, but the author's legal fight against the government is not over. In a July 16 motion, the former U.S. National Security Adviser, who still faces an effort to seize his royalties, has asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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John Lewis, Heroic Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 80

Rep. John Lewis, a fearless leader during the Civil Rights Movement, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Honor, and the author of the March trilogy, a graphic memoir of the Civil Rights Movement and the first work of comics arts to receive a National Book Award, died on July 17. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-20 04:00:00 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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