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This Happened

This Happened — August 28: "I Have A Dream"

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech on this day in 1963.

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Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, and leader in the civil rights movement. He led peaceful protests and advocated for nonviolent resistance to combat racial segregation and discrimination. He drew inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence and believed in peaceful protests, civil disobedience, and the power of love to combat injustice.

What is Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech?

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" is one of his most famous speeches. He delivered it during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. The speech called for an end to racism and envisioned a future of racial harmony and equality in America.

How is Martin Luther King Jr. remembered today?

Martin Luther King Jr. is remembered as a visionary leader and an icon of the civil rights movement. His contributions to racial equality, his commitment to nonviolence, and his speeches continue to inspire and guide people in the ongoing pursuit of justice and equality. His birthday, January 15, is celebrated as a national holiday in the United States and called Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Migrant Lives

A Train Journey With Bengal Migrants Looking For A Living Far Away

Finding a seat on the Karmabhoomi Express is close to impossible. A closer look at why so many migrant workers travel on it, and out of Bengal, offers a grim picture.

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The Karmabhoomi Express runs from Kamakhya to Mumbai in a 3 day journey.

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Joydeep Sarkar

WEST BENGAL — Welcome aboard the 22512 Kamakhya-LTT Karmabhoomi Express — a metaphor, if any, of the acuteness of Bengal’s unemployment problem.

It is 10.28 pm at north Bengal’s Alipurduar Junction and the crowd has swollen to its peak. This is when the Karmabhoomi Express appears at the station. It is bound for Mumbai. Finding a seat on it is close to impossible. It is always chock full and there are always hundreds struggling to get a spot in the unreserved general compartment.

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