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At City College of New York, Martin Luther King’s Commencement

New York, N.Y. On June 12, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the commencement speech at The City College of New York. Six months later, Henry Luce named him Time’s Man of the Year in 1964. Dr. King’s words are as moving today as they were then: President Gallagher, members of the faculty of the […]

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Franketienne: Haiti’s First Nobel Laureate – Hopefully

New York, N.Y.  As a cultural area studies graduate, seldom do I feel over my head culturally. Standing in the home of possibly the next Nobel Prize recipient for Literature in Port-au-Prince recently, I found myself way out of my league. One ambassador had cautioned me to “have an intellectual translate” for me. Luckily, when […]

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