Archive for April 2019

April 4, 1968: The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4, 1968: The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
When I still taught history, I made it a point to expose my students to this speech.  My favorite of all his speeches, but also the most heart-wrenching of the lot in my opinion. My students would often conjecture, as do I, whether his words signaled that he knew the end was near, or whether... Read more »

Did You Hear It???

Did You Hear It???
If you were out and about in Chicago today, you may have heard a disturbing sound.  It was the jingle jangle of a thousand lost souls… …. …. …. …WHO DIDN’T VOTE IN YESTERDAY’S ELECTION! To quote the Chicago Sun-Times: As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, with 97.39 percent of precincts reporting, voter turnout was 31.35 percent. The record... Read more »