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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

A Reflection on the March on Washington

Rachel Laser | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Rachel Laser

In the maturity of our age and life experience, this time when Natalie and I came together, we were both acutely conscious of our racial differences.

Two Weeks Later

Vincent Intondi | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices
Vincent Intondi

For the last few weeks, many have commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. However, one must ask, will the media and ordinary citizens be equally passionate about covering the anniversary of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing?

The 50th Anniversary of 'I Have A Dream' Is Not All Celebration

John Hope Bryant | Posted 11.08.2013 | Black Voices
John Hope Bryant

It was not a prosperity agenda, it was an anti-oppression agenda.

Orphans Have No Anniversaries or Marches to Commemorate Them

Dr. Jane Aronson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Dr. Jane Aronson

I ask that we all include orphans, living without parental care, in our struggle for social justice. They are surely worthy of our marches, our raised up voices, our outraged pleas for the victims of human indecencies.

Is Colorblindness Really the Answer?

Inesha Premaratne | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Inesha Premaratne

Progress for this generation is less rooted in blindness to individuality -- race, color, ethnicity, religious beliefs -- than in acceptance of it.

Watching the Speeches on the Mall: Remembering a Dream Coming True

Lea Lane | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Lea Lane

I remember seeing the March on Washington on television 50 years ago. It would have been hard for me to believe back then that there would be a black president. It would also have been hard to believe that the voting rights so hard-earned would be in peril again today.

Jason Linkins

Here's Why You Don't See MLK's 'I Have A Dream' Speech All The Time | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom, and the epoch-altering oration by the Rev. Mar...

How The March On Washington's Demands Stack Up 50 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business

Fifty years ago today, when more than 200,000 protesters took to Washington to demand racial equality, they came with specific policy ideas too, m...

50 Years After King's Dream -- Time to Wake Up

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Kevin P. Chavous

Education is the civil rights issue of our time -- it is the ultimate indicator of a child's outcome and the great equalizer in our society. High school diplomas are worth more than $1.2 million per lifetime in wages, while a college degree is worth $2.1 million per lifetime.

America, It's Time for a NEW Dream

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Sophia A. Nelson

We must understand, once again who we are: Manifest Destiny. America the great. America the possible, America, the dream!

With Dr. King's Dream for Jobs Deferred, Economic Justice Is Denied

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 10.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

President Obama has rightly been pointing out that growing income inequality endangers democracy as much as lingering racism. The 1963 march was organized as a march for jobs and justice; the goals were, and remain, inseparable.

Reaffirming the Covenant, Reclaiming the Dream (Nitzavim-Vayelech, Deuteronomy 29:9-31:30)

Judith Rosenbaum | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Judith Rosenbaum

The concurrence of this Torah portion and the 50th anniversary of the March serves as a compelling reminder of our ongoing, daily choice to build a society defined by blessing or by curse, and the clear command to "choose life."

50 Years Later, Our March Goes On

Eric H. Holder, Jr. | Posted 10.24.2013 | Black Voices
Eric H. Holder, Jr.

As we gather today, 50 years later, their march -- now our march -- goes on. And our focus has broadened to include the cause of women, of Latinos, of Asian Americans, of lesbians, of gays, of people with disabilities and of countless others across this country who still yearn for equality.

50 Years After MLK, Marchers Gather Again In DC

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Next week, the nation's first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will st...

The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Summons a Painful History

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Politicians and commentators from across the ideological spectrum like to invoke the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. But it's too easy to breeze past the March's painful historical context.

5 Places to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

MiniTime | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel

Huge crowds are expected in Washington D.C. this weekend for the 50th anniversary celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic March on Washington and his "I Have a Dream" speech. Can't make it to the capital for the big party? Consider one of these five destinations.

Another Setback For MLK Memorial?

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Work to refinish part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial where a disputed inscription was recently removed may not be done unti...