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« on: January 15, 2018, 03:18:48 PM »

I was involved in the Civil Rights Movement and was present at his most famous oratory (he made many).  He will have a place in my heart that no one will ever hold.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARvrvJV4th4

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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 03:21:18 PM »

Lots of beautiful music was made more well-known by The Movement.

"Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round" - Sweet Honey in the Rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPuBGcng6Tw

"This Little Light of Mine" - Soweto Gospel Choir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yUK0S_cEXY

"Eyes on the Prize" - Sweet Honey in the Rock"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_tcZAqQUAg
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 05:48:23 PM »

Wow, that's amazing. and so enviable -- a historical event like that! I watched it on TV out on Long Island.

Only musical performance from that day that "stuck" with me was Bob Dylan singing "Only A Pawn In Their Game." The "pawn" being Medgar Evers' killer. I was really into Dylan in his early days. His voice drove my parents up the wall. He surely was opposite pole from Sonny Til but ... hey, I liked his words (a lot) and his guitar strumming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk_dt71ElwY
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 06:59:16 PM »

Thank you for sharing Shandy.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 07:17:33 PM »

Shandy, you musta been pretty young.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 01:43:34 AM »

Bob - TY4 caring, seems only you and one other do.  I'd like to make excuses, like "They weren't involved as much.", but the truth is I just don't get it.  Of course, being involved in The Movement earlier than the 13 I was when he made this speech, is something I don't share with many.  I'm glad I did with you Kiss
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 12:10:22 AM »

Bob - TY4 caring, seems only you and one other do.  I'd like to make excuses, like "They weren't involved as much.", but the truth is I just don't get it.  Of course, being involved in The Movement earlier than the 13 I was when he made this speech, is something I don't share with many.  I'm glad I did with you Kiss
I think more of us than you three do care about it.  I did.  And I do appreciate your posts above.  It's impressive that you were involved in the movement at 13.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 12:11:00 AM »

As Dionne, Stevie, Gladys and Elton said "that's what friends are for"
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 12:45:24 AM »

When I was   13 I was learning to tie my shoes. Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 09:56:21 AM »

Robb - Happy to hear that you care as well Smiley

Bob -  Wink

Doc -  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2018, 07:52:28 PM »

At the time, many pundits and people in general really expected that day to result in a race riot. Thankfully, it's remembered for the opposite.
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 01:11:02 AM »

Thanx  for understanding  my joke--but  at 13  I was a bit immature & terribly  hedonistic--which is hard with no $$$.  Delivered Newsday for about $8/week. I didn't know  Rev.Dr. King  from Laker guard  Jimmy King,or Eagle QB  King Hill.  But I recall where I was & what I was  doing  when  I heard the terrible news in April, 1968.
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2018, 04:28:08 AM »

I was in the Navy, stationed in San Diego when Reverend King was killed.
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 12:01:01 PM »

Thanx  for understanding  my joke--but  at 13  I was a bit immature & terribly  hedonistic--which is hard with no $$$.  Delivered Newsday for about $8/week. I didn't know  Rev.Dr. King  from Laker guard  Jimmy King,or Eagle QB  King Hill.  But I recall where I was & what I was  doing  when  I heard the terrible news in April, 1968.


I was in my senior year at UCLA.  I also worked part-time for John Dolphin's widow at Dolphin's of Hollywood Record stores (mainly the Crenshaw store, but sometimes, also at the original Vernon & Central and Manchester and Broadway stores). I also worked part time at my father's store in The Crenshaw Area, near Crenshaw and Jefferson.  So, I was in tune with what was happening in The African-American Community at that time.

If I remember correctly, I was in a lecture class, and someone standing outside the door, was listening to a transistor radio, and heard the announcement, and screamed "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!" really loudly, and then yelled out, "Martin Luther King has been shot!"
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 12:15:01 PM »

I was in the staircase in-between periods, headed for my next class at Stuyvesant HS when I heard the news. And when JFK was shot, we got news as we sat down to English class in the day's next to last period (7th) at George Gershwin JHS when the news spread like wildfire. Both events ate etched in my memory.   
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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2018, 01:34:36 PM »

doc - I hear ya, and nothing wrong with that.  At 10 I was a customer at Times and at 12 I was working there.  We all have our different journeys, some by choice and some by sheer luck or stupidity.  I had plenty of the "fools rush in" variety Smiley

I have completely blocked out the memory of where I was and how I heard of his murder Cry
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2018, 01:48:06 PM »

Thanx  for understanding  my joke--but  at 13  I was a bit immature & terribly  hedonistic--which is hard with no $$$.  Delivered Newsday for about $8/week. I didn't know  Rev.Dr. King  from Laker guard  Jimmy King,or Eagle QB  King Hill.  But I recall where I was & what I was  doing  when  I heard the terrible news in April, 1968.


I was in my senior year at UCLA.  I also worked part-time for John Dolphin's widow at Dolphin's of Hollywood Record stores (mainly the Crenshaw store, but sometimes, also at the original Vernon & Central and Manchester and Broadway stores). I also worked part time at my father's store in The Crenshaw Area, near Crenshaw and Jefferson.  So, I was in tune with what was happening in The African-American Community at that time.

If I remember correctly, I was in a lecture class, and someone standing outside the door, was listening to a transistor radio, and heard the announcement, and screamed "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!" really loudly, and then yelled out, "Martin Luther King has been shot!"

Stay in Westwood that night?
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2018, 09:55:35 PM »

Thanx  for understanding  my joke--but  at 13  I was a bit immature & terribly  hedonistic--which is hard with no $$$.  Delivered Newsday for about $8/week. I didn't know  Rev.Dr. King  from Laker guard  Jimmy King,or Eagle QB  King Hill.  But I recall where I was & what I was  doing  when  I heard the terrible news in April, 1968.


I was in my senior year at UCLA.  I also worked part-time for John Dolphin's widow at Dolphin's of Hollywood Record stores (mainly the Crenshaw store, but sometimes, also at the original Vernon & Central and Manchester and Broadway stores). I also worked part time at my father's store in The Crenshaw Area, near Crenshaw and Jefferson.  So, I was in tune with what was happening in The African-American Community at that time.

If I remember correctly, I was in a lecture class, and someone standing outside the door, was listening to a transistor radio, and heard the announcement, and screamed "NOOOOOOOOOO!!!" really loudly, and then yelled out, "Martin Luther King has been shot!"

Stay in Westwood that night?

No,  I lived in West L.A. about 2 miles away.
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