The other event on April 4, 1968.

Because it is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, I had initially planned to do a blog to reflect on that event, however after having done research I discovered that so much has already been written about it that there is no way I can add any value to theContinue reading “The other event on April 4, 1968.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr would have turned 89 today if it hadn’t been for that fateful day in Memphis on April 4, 1968. King’s legal name at birth was Michael King, and his father was also born Michael King, but the elder King changed his and his son’s names. The King family had several tragediesContinue reading “Martin Luther King Jr.”

Rosa

Sometimes a hero is not a general who leads his troops into battle, or a surgeon who performs an impossible operation, sometimes it is just an ordinary woman who refuses to give up her seat in a bus. Today 62 years ago Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat in theContinue reading “Rosa”

The founding of the FBI

On July 26, 1908, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is born when U.S. Attorney General Charles Bonaparte orders a group of newly hired federal investigators to report to Chief Examiner Stanley W. Finch of the Department of Justice. One year later, the Office of the Chief Examiner was renamed the Bureau of Investigation, andContinue reading “The founding of the FBI”

The 1st murder attempt on Martin Luther King Jr.

The 4th of April marked the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. This was however not the first attempt made on his life. On 20 September 1958, Izola Ware Curry, a forty-two year old mentally disturbed woman, stabbed Martin Luther King, Jr. while he signed copies of his book Stride TowardContinue reading “The 1st murder attempt on Martin Luther King Jr.”