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(1994) General Colin Powell Urges African American Students to Reject Racial Hatred

By 1994 Colin Powell, the son of a Jamaica-born Harlem merchant,  had already served as National Security Adviser to President George Herbert Walker Bush and chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Persian Gulf War.  He would become the first African American Secretary of State in 2001 under President George W. Bush. On …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (I’ve Been to the Mountaintop)

I’ve Been to the Mountaintop delivered 3 April 1968, Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters), Memphis, Tennessee Plug-in required for flash audio [AUTHENTICITY CERTIFIED: Text version below transcribed directly from audio] Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about …