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2011-08-10 12:54:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 28 - the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech - the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will be unveiled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The GM Foundation and Chevrolet are partnering with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation to help raise awareness around the unveiling with the "Table of Brotherhood" tour stop in Memphis. The tour, moderated by CNN analyst Roland Martin,...

2011-08-04 11:18:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 28 - the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech - the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial will be unveiled on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The GM Foundation and Chevrolet are partnering with The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation to help raise awareness around the unveiling with the "Table of Brotherhood" tour in Atlanta. The tour, moderated by CNN analyst Roland Martin, is...

2011-06-29 12:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevrolet is sponsoring the "Table of Brotherhood Project," a four-city tour honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. that culminates with the Aug. 28 dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C. "We admire and respect Dr. King's eternal legacy and all that he represents," said GM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson. "This is an important moment in our nation's history and we hope this...

2011-05-18 12:46:00

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, N.Y., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prison Ministry of The Riverside Church will host a coalition of formerly incarcerated New Yorkers and Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness for a discussion exploring issues of mass incarceration on Saturday, May 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the historic Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights....

2011-03-31 09:44:00

BALTIMORE, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Federation of Government Employees will honor the work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a workers' rights solidarity event April 4 at BWI Airport. The day also will double as an event to support AFGE as the exclusive union representative at TSA. AFGE will be joined by U.S. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO President Fred Mason, NAACP Maryland State Conference President Gerald...

2011-02-16 08:00:00

DETROIT, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Motors is providing an advance look at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, which will be dedicated on Aug. 28 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. As major contributors to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation, the General Motors Foundation, GM and Chevrolet received one of only two replicas of the Memorial. GM is donating its replica to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for its ongoing effort...

2011-02-01 09:47:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In 1963, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said he had a dream of racial equality. But Dr. King had more than one dream, and his message went well beyond a plea for racial equality. In recognition of Black History Month, and in honor of the 25th year we've celebrated Dr. King's birthday as a national holiday, Nick News with Linda Ellerbee focuses on what else the man said -- and dreamed -- and what it might mean to kids in this, the second...

2011-01-20 15:25:00

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) today announced that it will donate $15,000, five percent of the revenue generated on Martin Luther King Day, January 17, 2011, in its 26 Atlanta locations to the Martin Luther King Memorial Project Foundation. Richard Beckman, Chief Executive Officer of Great Expressions, said, "We are focused on providing access to quality dentistry at convenient times for our valued patients. Thanks to...

2011-01-19 17:21:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jessie J. Knight, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer for San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), has been named co-chair of the Southern California Leadership Council (SCLC). The SCLC serves as a platform for business and community leaders to speak as one voice as they solve critical public policy issues confronting Southern California. Knight will begin his new role alongside former Gov. of California Gray Davis on Jan. 19. (Logo:...

2011-01-18 10:31:00

An estimated 2,400 people participated in America's Sunday Supper, as well as local Suppers held in 33 states across the nation ATLANTA, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, thousands of Americans paid tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by not only volunteering their time, but engaging in service related dialogue. HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of Points of Light Institute and the largest volunteer organization...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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