Wednesday, April 09, 2008

"Memory is the poetry of life"

Today is Wednesday, 9 April 2008.

On this date in 1945, the great German theologian and humanist, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, was hanged for his part in conspiracies to depose and kill Hitler.

“Bring flowers to the rebels failed.”

Born on this date in 1898, the great American singer Paul Robeson, champion of civil rights and progressive causes.

Here's a Robeson to break your heart:


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