Scenes from 1963 March on Washington. The march was documented by James Blue and restored by the US National Archives. The *entire film can be seen on the US National Archives Youtube Channel.
*The audio from 23:13 to 29:44 in this film has been redacted due to a copyright restriction by Dr. King’s family
Joseph Heller, an important and funny writer now dead, and I were at a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island. I said, “Joe, how does it make you feel to know that our host only yesterday may have made more money than your novel ‘Catch-22′ has earned in its entire history?” And Joe said, “I’ve got something he can never have.” And I said, “What on earth could that be, Joe?” And Joe said, “The knowledge that I’ve got enough.”Kurt Vonnegut (via austinkleon)
I think one of the problems is a lot of journalists just have never looked around the world. Your smirk shows that you haven’t been outside the country and don’t know what poverty means elsewheres.Mayor Michael Bloomberg to a reporter who asked about his response to the Times’ story about a homeless girl and her family. (via azipaybarah)
It takes one day for everything to change. One hour. One second. One glitch in the usual wind cycle. A full moon and a high tide. The perfect storm. It takes one eerie weather forecast to consider leaving. Should we stay? The last storm wasn’t that bad. Let’s stay. It takes one past triumph to make you feel like you can conquer anything. But this was different. It takes one storm. A gust of hate. A selfish and reckless attack on all that we know. It takes one power line falling down to set one hundred houses on fire. Suddenly, simplicity and complacency are swept from right under your feet and your comfort zone is being trampled upon and your delicately planted lifestyles are being uprooted. All in one day.http://thesandinbetweenmytoes.blogspot.com/2013/05/grannie-annie.html
Go forth, young cousin, with one of our last surviving Hess trucks.