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23 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Notre Damepresident hadunique influence

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, a transformative figure in Catholic higher education who led the University of Notre Dame for 35 years and wielded influence with U.S. presidents on civil rights and other charged issues of his era, died Feb. 26 on the university campus. On his watch, the Midwestern school once known mainly for Fighting Irish football became an academic ...

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FEB 27, 2015 - Washington Post

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John Lewis recalls first meeting MLK and an apology from a Klansman

John Lewis just wanted to go to college.The 17-year-old had applied to a small college near his home, in Troy, Ala., but never heard back. Most likely, he believed, because he was black.So Lewis wrote a letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a charismatic young minister from Atlanta who at the time — in 1957 — was one of the ...

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FEB 27, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97

(AP) — The priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years in charge while also serving as an adviser to popes and presidents has died. Hesburgh also was a social activist who held hands with Martin Luther King Jr. during a 1964 civil rights rally and served on the U.S. Commission on ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - NPR

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In Hollywood, MLK Delivered A Lesser-Known Speech That Resonates Today

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King visited Los Angeles and spoke to a standing-room crowd at Temple Israel. The synagogue honors his legacy by replaying the speech once a year.

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FEB 23, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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After the Oscars, diversity remains a topic of discussion

NEW YORK (AP) — What was missing from the Academy Awards turned out to be the issue that could not be ignored on the night trophies were handed out. The lack of non-white contenders for major acting awards this year became a focus on the day Oscar nominations were announced. Hollywood's commitment to reflecting the nation's diversity, and its sensitivity ...

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