Tuesday, August 28, 2007
[1749 - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, writer, philosopher,
born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany]
[1913 - Richard Tucker [Reuben Ticker], opera singer,
born in Brooklyn, New York]
[1916 - C. Wright Mills, sociologist, writer, born in Waco, Texas]
[1941 - Mass slaughter of 23,000 Hungarian Jews by Gestapo in occupied Ukraine]
[1955 - Emmett Till is murdered near Money, Mississippi]
[1963 - Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. delivers "I have a dream" speech at Lincoln Memorial]
Emmett Till, you lie there still;
Kidnapped, tortured, and murdered.
You went down South.
"Well, shut my mouth."
Justice too was drawn and quartered.
William's Whimsical Words:
Strange fruit still growing on Southern trees in 1955.
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