Tuesday, August 28, 2007

On August 28, ...

... 1913, the Netherlands' Queen Wilhelmina opened the Peace Palace (right) at The Hague. Administered by the Carnegie Foundation, today the building is home to a number of international institutions, including the International Court of Justice.
... 1963, in what a Washington, D.C.-based reporter called "the greatest assembly for a redress of grievances that this capital has ever seen," more than 200,000 women, children, and men marched for civil rights. Leaders met at the White House with a welcoming President John F. Kennedy. Among the speakers who followed a performance by Paris-expatriate-American Josephine Baker at the Lincoln Memorial was the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. , who delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, a video of which is posted below.

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