Joséphine Baker (born on 3 June 1906 in St. Louis, Missouri) was not only an American-born French dancer, singer and actress, but also a French Resistance agent and civil rights activist.She spent her youth in poverty before learning to dance and finding success on Broadway. In the 1920s she moved to France and soon became… Read More Black Venus in the Pantheon
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the Democrat who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945, was born on 30 January 1882 In the “State of the Union Address to the Congress”, a speech delivered in 1941, he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people “everywhere in the world” should enjoy: “The first is… Read More The Four Freedoms
On 31st March1968, just four days before his assassination, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., inspired by a previous sermon when he had recited parts of the hymn “We shall overcome” to the interfaith congregation at Temple Israel in Hollywood, California. The resonant line of the folk… Read More “We Shall Overcome” – by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Two Good Arms is a protest song written in 1977 by folksinger Charlie King, , on the fiftieth anniversary of the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti and is based on Bartolomeo Vanzetti’s final speech. Who will remember the hands so white and fine who touched the finest linen, who poured the finest wine? Who… Read More Two Good Arms 🎶
When the film “Life is beautiful” won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes in 1989, Benigni threw himself on the floor and began kissing the feet of the jury president, Martin Scorsese. In 1999 at the 71st Academy Awards, presented by Sophia Loren. Benigni won Best Actor for his role, with the film winning two… Read More Life is Beautiful (4): Awards 🏆
Mary Maxwell, a friend of the couple who founded Home Instead Senior Care friend, was invited to give the Invocation at their annual Convention. Nobody expected what they were going to listen, since the prayer soon took a very funny turn, when the elderly speaker went off script and started to joke about the process… Read More Laughter is the best medicine
August 28th is the anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” Speech , given by Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963 at the historic “March on Washington.” King’s memorable, repeated use of that phrase was not included in the written version of the speech, in which he had consciously decided to omit it… Read More I Have a Dream
Bob Dylan’s Nobel Speech read on his behalf by the US Ambassador to Sweden Azita Raji, at the Ceremony on 10 December 2016. “Good evening, everyone. I extend my warmest greetings to the members of the Swedish Academy and to all of the other distinguished guests in attendance tonight. I’m sorry I can’t be with… Read More Bob Dylan’s Nobel Speech