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February 3rd, 2014
Written by Terry Tang in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
 This photo shows Martin Luther King ASU speech 1964 tape box with audio reel with typed label "M L King Tempe 1964." Mary Scanlon had no idea a $3 purchase from a Goodwill store in Phoenix would turn out to be a rare link to the civil rights movement's most revered leader. Last April, Scanlon was at the thrift store when she spotted a pile of 35 vintage reel-to-reel tapes, including one labeled with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s name.
The only tape of speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. at Arizona State University were unknowingly purchased at a Goodwill resale. Mary Scanlon had no idea a $3 purchase from a Goodwill resale store in Phoenix would turn out to be a rare link to the civil rights movement's most revered leader. Last April, Scanlon was at the thrift store when she spotted a pile of 35 vintage reel-to-reel tapes,...
January 28th, 2014
Written by Czarek Sokolowski in Feature Stories with 4 Comments
Auschwitz survivors lay a wreath at the former Nazi death camp Wall of Death in Oswiecim, Poland, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, to mark 69 years since the Soviet Red Army liberated the camp. Israeli lawmakers and government officials are to attend anniversary observances later in the day. The Nazis killed some 1.5 million people, mostly Jews at the camp during World War II.
A European Jewish leader condemned anti-Semitism as a crime on Monday as Auschwitz survivors and Israeli officials marked 69 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camp. The ceremony at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial took place on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, established by the United Nations in memory of some 6 million Holocaust victims, and some 1.5 million victims of...
January 20th, 2014
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In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, President Kennedy stands with a group of leaders of the March on Washington at the White House in Washington. Immediately after the march, they discussed civil rights legislation that was finally inching through Congress.
As Americans reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., an audiotape of an interview with the civil rights leader discovered in a Tennessee attic sheds new light on a famous phone call John F. Kennedy made to King's wife more than 50 years ago. Historians generally agree that Kennedy's phone call to Coretta Scott King expressing concern over her husband's arrest in October 1960 - and Robert...
January 7th, 2014
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Worshippers attend Orthodox Christmas Eve Mass, where an Oct. 2013 deadly drive-by-shooting killed several at a wedding party, in the Warraq neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt late Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
Millions of Egyptian Christians thronged churches across this mainly Muslim nation for Christmas Mass, held Monday amid unusually tight security but with congregations filled with hope ahead of a key vote on a new constitution that enshrines equality and criminalizes discrimination. The stepped up security was in response to fears that Islamic militants loyal to ousted President Mohammed Morsi...
December 24th, 2013
Written by Jesse Washingto... in Feature Stories with 0 Comments
In this Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 file photo, a pedestrian walks her bicycle past a silhouette of Jesus Christ projected against the Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France in New Orleans, two days ahead of the NFL Super Bowl football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. "I find it fascinating that that's what people really want to know -- what race was Jesus.
What is the race and color of Jesus, and why does it matter? For two thousand years, he has been worshipped and adored. Multitudes look to him each day. And yet nobody really knows the face of Jesus. That has not stopped humanity's imagination, or its yearning to draw Jesus as close as possible. So when this Christmas season brought a torrent of debate over whether Jesus was a white man, it...

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