Monthly Archives: August 2017

REAL Democracy History Calendar: August 28 – September 3

August 28 1963 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech at the culmination of the March on Washington, D.C. “In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: August 21 – 27

August 21 2011 – “The Kids Are Not All Right: Corporate Interests Threaten Children’s Welfare” New York Times article by Joel Bakan “By the middle of the century, childhood was a robustly protected legal category. In 1959, the United Nations … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: August 14 – 20

August 14 1958 – Death of Mary Ritter Beard, U.S. historian “At no time, at no place, in solemn convention assembled, through no chosen agents, had the American people officially proclaimed the United States to be a democracy. The Constitution … Continue reading

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REAL Democracy History Calendar: August 7 – 13

August 7                     1890 – Birth of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn    “History has a long-range perspective. It ultimately passes stern judgment on tyrants and vindicates those who fought, suffered, were imprisoned, and died for human freedom, against political oppression and economic slavery.” … Continue reading

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