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  • Remembering JFK on His Birthday

    John F. Kennedy was born Mary 29, 1917. Project Unspeakable Committee members remember JFK and his legacy on what could have been his 97th birthday!  Celebrate the life of a man dedicated to change and speak what is unspeakable – upload a photo of yourself with a sign stating what JFK means to you.   […]

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  • Remembering Maya

    Maya Angelou was a wise soul, beloved by Martin and an admirer of Malcolm, and a bright light to us all. Project Unspeakable members have been sharing memories of and quotations by Maya throughout the day, such as her description the first time she met Martin. “Looking at him in my office, alone, was like […]

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  • Power of Imagination

    Chris Hedges has written an essay, The Power of Imagination, which gives voice to why we chose to create “Project Unspeakable” as a performance rather than a treatise.  “Reason makes possible the calculations, science and technological advances of industrial civilization. But reason does not lift us upward to the heavens. It does not bring us […]

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  • Rev. James Lawson, Endorser

    We are honored to announce that James Lawson has joined Project Unspeakabe as an endorser. Rev. Lawson was a leading theoretician and tactician of nonviolent direct action during Civil Rights Movement, mentor to Nashville Student Movement and Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee. He is a Methodist pastor, and university professor. Rev. Lawson is quoted in the […]

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  • Trying Not to Give Peace a Chance

    Ray McGovern, a former military intelligence officer and CIA analyst now on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), has written an essay about the current situation in Ukraine. “The unnecessary and regrettable conflict between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine brings to mind sad remembrances of important junctures at which I […]

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  • MLK & the Death of Democracy

    Rev. Osagyefo Sekou has published an essay on Truthout.org about Martin Luther King’s prophetic speech, ‘A Time to Break the Silence,’ at the Riverside Church exactly one year before his death.  “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death,” […]

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Mission of Project Unspeakable

Project Unspeakable was inspired by James Douglass’ groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters.

Through the medium of live theater, our intention is to challenge the silence that for decades has surrounded the “unspeakable” assassinations of
John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy.
In so doing, we also intend to shed light on the “unspeakables” of today — the officially covered-up crimes that have led to or worsened the multiple crises that currently beset our country and the world. In the broadest sense, Project Unspeakable is an attempt to liberate the truth, so that the truth can liberate us.
It is our hope that the Project Unspeakable play will be used by community groups of all kinds all over the country, for living room readings, readers’ theater events, as well as full dramatic productions, beginning on November 22nd, the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, or on significant dates during 2014-15.

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