Previous plays written by Edmonson and offered through the Leadership Academy have focused on the 1995 Chicago heat wave, the flooding of New Orleans, the explosion of the Challenger spacecraft, the incident at Hotel Rwanda, the sinking of the Titanic, the Mai Lai
massacre, the women who nursed the wounded at Gettysburg, the Danes who saved the Jews from Nazi Germany, the integration of schools during the Civil Rights Era, and the 18th-century slave trade between Africa and the Americas.
Fel mae'n digwydd, yn ogystal a bod union ddegawd ers marwolaeth Philip mae hi hefyd yn union 50 mlynedd ers cyflafan Mai Lai
yn Fiet-nam, lle llofruddiwyd 500 o bentrefwyr gan yr Americanwyr.
Top row, left to right: Mai Lai
Breech (Children's Art Village, Los Angeles), Antje Tesche-Mentzen (Munich, Germany), Professor Vali Nasr (Tufts University), and Nkem Oselloka-Orakwue (Nigeria).
WHEN I listen to American and other right-wing politicians screaming about the injustice of the Scottish Justice minister freeing the Lockerbie bomber because he has a terminal illness, it makes me so angry when I recall the Mai Lai
massacre in 1968.
It confessed its sins at Mai Lai
in public and repented them.
Also on this day: 1660: The Long Parliament of England dissolved; 1872: Wanderers beat Royal Engineers 1-0 at Kenington Oval in first FA Cup Final; 1888: First recorded sale of a manufactured motor car when Emile Roger of Paris bought petrol-driven vehicle from Karl Benz's new factory; 1935: Hitler renounced the Treaty of Versailles and reintroduced compulsory military service; 1937: Death of statesman Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain (pictured right); 1973: The new London Bridge opened by the Queen; 1968: American troops killed 175 unarmed villagers in Mai Lai
Then again, we have the storm of disapproval over the massacre at Mai Lai