Tag Archives: Dr Martin Luther King Jr

For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Covered In New York Times

For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Covered In New York Times

The Museum Of UnCut Funk spoke with Tammy LaGorce, a writer for the New York Times, about Black people on money and other funky thangs!

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For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Exhibition Press Conference

For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Exhibition Press Conference

For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Exhibition At The Museum Of American Finance – Press Conference – February 22, 2016

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Remarks by the President at 2016 Black History Month Reception

Remarks by the President at 2016 Black History Month Reception

For Immediate Release
February 18, 2016
East Room
4:51 P.M. EST

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For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency Exhibition

An Exhibition Featuring Black Icons And Historic Events On U.S. Currency

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Remarks by the President at 2015 Black History Month Reception

Remarks by the President at 2015 Black History Month Reception

For Immediate Release
February 26, 2015
East Room
4:38 P.M. EST

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President Barack Obama MLK Day Proclamation

President Barack Obama MLK Day Proclamation

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FEDERAL HOLIDAY, 2016

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

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Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Cousin Stevie’s Memories – Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life” in Boston

Stevie Wonder is taking “Songs in the Key of Life” on the road!  He initially announced the tour about a year ago, but dates for the road trip, hit the Internet just last month.  I got the news via http://insideplaya.wordpress.com about a week or so ago!  I didn’t recall having heard about it before –  then I spoke to a fellow Wonder lovers, and they too said they hadn’t heard yet either.  I am generally the one to hear about major music events among my immediate family and friends — then our cousin Stevie told us that he wanted to write something for The Museum of UnCut Funk.  His inspiration, to talk about his memories connected to the album, made me begin to think of mine…

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Bronze Medal

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Bronze Medal

The Museum Of UnCut Funk continues to add bronze medals featuring Black Icons to our Gold, Silver and Bronze Coin, Medal and Medallion Collection. We hope you dig the latest installment from the US Mint.

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President Obama Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

President Obama Commemorates The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

President Obama delivers remarks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF A DREAM!

MARTIN LUTHER KING’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF A DREAM!

Thousands marched on Washington this past weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.  The actual date that the speech was rendered, is today.  My niece Leighana was among the multitude, where Reverend Al Sharpton, the NAACP’s Ben Jealous, and King’s eldest son, Martin Luther King III, spoke.  Here’s a shot of my niece below, who continued a tradition her mother and I participated in when Stevie Wonder campaigned for King’s birthday, to be declared a national holiday.  Apart from a few words from King III, I’ll let the esteemed Dr. King do the rest.

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The FUNK of the Past is Ever Present: Words from MLK

The FUNK of the Past is Ever Present: Words from MLK

How we live, as well as history, shows that we as a people have made tremendous strides.  What’s incredible and extremely unfortunate, is that with all our “progress”, so many things are still the same.  I was watching Bill Moyer on PBS, and he sited an excerpt of a speech by Martin Luther King.  It’s uncanny how we’ve moved forward, but not nearly enough, and in some instances not at all.  

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Celebrating MLK

Celebrating MLK

We celebrate the 84th birthday and the official holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by presenting some of his famous speeches and interviews. While we remember the man, let’s also reflect upon his words. You can also read the text and hear King’s delivery of his famous “I Have A Dream” speech here.

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Black Coins And Medals Collection – Coins

Black Coins And Medals Collection – Coins

 

Money money money money, money
Some people got to have it
Some people really need it
Listen to me y’all, do things, do things, do bad things with it
You wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with it
Talk about cash money, money
Talk about cash money – dollar bills, yall
The O’Jays “For The Love of Money”

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Black Coins And Medals Collection – Medals And Medallions

Black Coins And Medals Collection – Medals And Medallions

 

There are several United States commemorative coins, medals and medallions that celebrate the lives and accomplishments of Black activists, athletes, educators, entertainers, inventors, leaders and patriots as well as seminal events and institutions in Black History. These coins, medals and medallions are a part of The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection and are currently traveling to museums and cultural centers across the country as a part of our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency exhibition.

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MKL Day Newspapers

MKL Day Newspapers

January 19th, 2009
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Newspaper Covers From
Around The World

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“I Have A Dream”

“I Have A Dream”

August 28, 1963
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I Have A Dream” Speech
March On Washington
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

“I Have A Dream”

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

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