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New Church exhibits speech Martin Luther King

New Church exhibits speech Martin Luther King

Photo: AHF, collection IISG, Amsterdam/Ben van Meerendonk

By Martin Luther King written and uitgetypte speech from september 1962 is soon to be seen in The New Church in Amsterdam. The speech, in which he discusses the abolition of slavery in America, is part of the exhibition ‘We Have a Dream. Gandhi, King, Mandela.

King held his speech during the commemoration of the historic ‘Proclamation or Emancipation’ of one hundred years earlier, that president Abraham Lincoln-slavery abolished. This proclamation of the abolition of slavery is also shown on the exhibition.

The exhibition tells about three famous persons that had a great influence on the history of the twentieth century.

King held his speech during the commemoration of the historic ‘Proclamation or Emancipation’ of one hundred years earlier, that president Abraham Lincoln-slavery abolished. This proclamation of the abolition of slavery is also shown at the exhibition, which opens on 16 september and lasts until February 4.

Nelson Mandela

Of Nelson Mandela, which is also central to the exhibition is an edition of the collected works of William Shakespeare to the Netherlands. This copy had a fellow prisoner on robben island smuggled in, disguised as a copy of the Bible. In the book there are personal notes from the South African apartheidsstrijder and former president.

Also, is the spinning wheel of Ghandi to see that he has his clothes made. At the end of the twenties, he called out to any Indian, on a homemade clothes to wear in his struggle for India’s independence from the United Kingdom.

The exhibition tells about three famous persons that had a great influence on the history of the twentieth century.

The exhibition is on from 16 september 2017 to 4 February 2018 in The New Church to see.

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