Rick Hampson USA TODAY Published 10:51 AM EDT Mar 29, 2018 MEMPHIS – It’s 6 p.m. on April 4, 1968. In a minute, on a motel balcony, America’s greatest civil rights leader and most famous advocate of non-violence will be shot to death. This story is about what it was like to witness the death of Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. And about how, over the 50 years that follow, it will change the lives of those who heard the shot or saw him fall or touched his blood. Some of the witnesses at the Lorraine — Ralph Abernathy, Andrew Young, Jesse Jackson — are, or soon will be, famous. Most are not. They’re like Clara Jean Ester, a college student caught up in a local sanitation workers' strike. In a minute she’ll be on the balcony, standing with the others around a dying King. But you can’t see her in the famous photo of that scene. And, although her life will be changed as much as anyone’s by King’s … [Read more...] about The Witness: Clara Ester, the Lorraine Motel and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Now that Pancake Day is over, it's time to start thinking about what to give up for Lent, if you're inclined to do so. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (March 6) and will see people give up all sorts of things they would normally consider key pleasures in their lives. Traditionally, pancakes are eaten on Shrove Tuesday - the day before Ash Wednesday - to use up rich, indulgent foods like eggs and milk before the fasting season of Lent begins. If you're struggling for ideas, look no further. SurreyLive has created a list of things to inspire you, including some more unusual ones. Read More Today's top stories What could you give up? To kick things off, let's start with a classic. 1. Chocolate This is a popular choice for many and is always a challenge for those who can't resist a square, or two, or three... or the whole bar. The NHS says we're all eating way too much sugar and if chocolate is your weakness, giving it up for 40 days could be just what you need to finally kick your habit … [Read more...] about 15 ideas for things you can give up for Lent this year
Wales 12 January 2018 comments Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-42652382 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A woman who was hours from death waiting for a liver transplant wants other UK nations to follow Wales' lead on presumed organ … [Read more...] about ‘Follow Wales’ lead on organ donation’
Through organ transplantation, Amy Camilleri has been given the chance to have two children, raise them and wake up every day. Like many others who have had kidney transplants or any other form of organ transplant, she highlights the importance of those who apply to be donors. "Applying to be a donor is like making a wish to help someone who truly needs it and to continue giving after you pass on." She explains that there are also many living donors, two of whom are her mother and sister, who both donated a kidney to Amy. She describes her life as a 'colourful one', now with four kidneys (her own still at the back, and her mother's and sister's placed in the lower abdomen in the front) and says she finds every day a blessing and is grateful to share her story of going through the struggles of organ transplant which so many go through. In 2001, shortly after she was married, Amy was taken to hospital due to complications with her pregnancy. After she lost her child, and having a number … [Read more...] about Applying to be an organ donor: One of the best gifts to give this Christmas
They would come to call it the voyage of the damned: 936 men, women and children, their only ‘crime’ to have been born Jewish, crammed onto a steamship in a desperate attempt to flee Nazi Germany, but denied asylum wherever they turned. The shunning of the refugees on the SS St Louis would later be remembered as a “green light for the Final Solution”, the spurious ‘justification’ Hitler was seeking so he could claim that extermination rather than emigration was the only way to solve Germany’s “Jewish problem”. The ordeal of the passengers would in 1976 be turned into an Oscar-nominated film, Voyage of the Damned. But in June 1939, Richard Dresel, 42, cloth trader, refugee, and father of the youngest passenger on the ship – a six-month-old baby girl called Zilla – had no such means of mass communication at his disposal. Instead, as the ship steamed away from the safe haven of Havana, having being rejected by the … [Read more...] about What a message in a bottle from 1939 tells us about the modern world’s treatment of immigrants