New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.Photo: NOAAOn Aug. 28, 1955, Emmitt Till was killed in Mississippi, and the shocking photos published in JET Magazine of his open casket funeral catalyzed the civil rights movement. On Aug. 28, 1963, at the March for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I have a Dream" speech. On Aug. 28, 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the shores of the Gulf Coast, and on the morning of the 29th, the levees broke flooding New Orleans' lower 9th Ward and other areas of the city. This year, Glenn Beck, a Fox …
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