Jan 21, 2019

Exhibition of MLK's speech edits opens in Atlanta

T.J. Warren of the NBA's Phoenix Suns, before a game yesterday in Minneapolis. Photo: David Berding/Getty Images

A new display of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers in Atlanta is a window inside the thoughts behind the civil rights leader's famous speeches, AP's Kate Brumbach writes.

Details: "The Meaning of Hope: The Best of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection," opened this weekend at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, in the Voice to the Voiceless gallery.

Drafts of typed and longhand speeches include:

  • King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech
  • "Beyond Vietnam" speeches
  • His eulogy for four girls who died when Ku Klux Klan members bombed a church in Birmingham, Alabama
  • An already published copy of "Letter from Birmingham Jail" with further handwritten edits

Also included: "King’s school transcripts — including one from Crozer Theological Seminary where he got a C in public speaking," AP writes.

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In photos: Protests over George Floyd's death grip Minneapolis

The Third Police Precinct burns in Minneapolis on Thursday night. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Demonstrators demanding justice burned a Minneapolis police station and took control of the streets around it last night, heaving wood onto the flames, kicking down poles with surveillance cameras and torching surrounding stores.

What's happening: The crowd was protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose life was snuffed out Tuesday by a white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on his neck for about eight minutes.

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European soccer's push to return

A Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munchen in an empty stadium. Photo: Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund via Getty Images

European soccer made a splash Thursday, with two of its biggest leagues announcing official return-to-play dates in June.

Why it matters: Soccer is the world's most popular sport, so watching its return through the lens of various leagues, countries and cultures — all of which have been uniquely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic — is illuminating.

The corporate bankruptcy wave has just gotten started

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Even with trillions of dollars in loans, grants and government support — with markets having absorbed a record $1.22 trillion of corporate debt in just five months — a slew of companies are defaulting on their loans and filing for bankruptcy in what is expected to be a record wave of insolvencies and defaults.

Why it matters: While equity and debt markets have rallied thanks to massive interventions from the Federal Reserve and Congress and excitement about the removal of lockdown orders, the real economy is quietly buckling, with many companies threatened by issues that predate the coronavirus pandemic.