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Martin Luther King Jr. may have never delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech if it weren't for two musicians: Clarence Jones and Mahalia Jackson. This 2018 @KQEDarts  piece shares how @kronosquartet  honors the role these artists had in this pivotal moment.

MLK didn’t plan the “I Have a Dream” part of his speech. “It was completely spontaneous," according to speech co-writer Clarence Jones. He reveals who it was - and what she said - that inspired one of greatest speeches in history - and one that MLK gave off the top of his head.

“I would take sheets from a legal pad and stuff them into my shirt [when visiting Dr. King in jail]. I’d sneak the pages out.” Clarence Jones shares the tales of secret missions, F.B.I. wiretaps, and the “real” Martin: #VFArchive 

From the #VFArchive : Clarence Jones, Martin Luther King Jr.’s most trusted lieutenant, shares his untold tale: the secret missions, the F.B.I. wiretaps, and the “real” Martin of those perilous, passionate years.

'New Yorkers are total weirdos.' Laurie Anderson@OnlyAnExpert  is one of America’s avant-garde pioneers, a key figure in New York’s legendary Warhol-era arts scene, and a creative genius across music, art and film. Today, she has lunch with the FT:

Clarence Jones and Fred Gray helped craft legal guidance that helped Martin Luther King build a movement. Their stories are more important than ever.

From the #VFArchive : Clarence Jones, a galvanizing lawyer and Martin Luther King Jr.’s trusted lieutenant, shares his untold tale: the secret missions, the F.B.I. wiretaps, and the “real” Martin of those perilous, passionate years.

#NEW A travel advisory has been issued for Clarence until further notice.

'New Yorkers are total weirdos.' Laurie Anderson@OnlyAnExpert  is one of America’s avant-garde pioneers, a key figure in New York’s legendary Warhol-era arts scene, and a creative genius across music, art and film. This week, she has Lunch with the FT:

A collaboration between avant-folk musician Richard Dawson and his long-time heroes Circle is as original as you might expect, says @SophiaDeboick 

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"I can't stop watching!" Spelling Bee champion Zaila Avant-garde joined LIVE with Kelly and Ryan today and showed off her handles 🙌 (via @LiveKelly )

Zaila Avant-garde#SpellingBee  finalist 🤝 Guinness World Record holder.

Justice Clarence Thomas will appear with conservative legal luminaries at a Heritage event on October 21. He will give a key note address with Mitch McConnell. Recall, Amy Coney Barrett appeared with McConnell earlier this month.

A South Carolina city will pay $650K to a Black man stomped on the head by a white cop for not lying on the ground quickly, due to metal pins and rods in his leg. Someone called 911 claiming Clarence Gailyard's walking stick was a gun. The ex-officer is now charged with assault.

13-year-old Zaila Avant-garde of Louisiana is your 93rd Scripps National#SpellingBee  champion ‼️ The first African-American winner of the competition 👏

So what you’re telling me is that Zaila Avant-garde is not only the spelling bee champion, she is also The Most Interesting 14 Year-Old in America

On the morning of Jan. 6, Ginni Thomas—wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas—endorsed the protest demanding that Congress overturn the election, then sent her “LOVE” to the demonstrators, who violently overtook the Capitol several hours later. She has not posted since.

The next #SCOTUS  nominee should fit the ideological mold of Clarence Thomas. Not John Roberts. #FillTheSeat 

Biden was always dumb, a liar, a plagiarist, a bigot, and mean (ask the Bork family and Clarence Thomas).  Today, he’s all those things and a blithering idiot.

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