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I Have a 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.

Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

So much is being written and commented upon on television about the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago, August 28th, this month. Accordingly, I thought it might be useful to share my own recollection of the event, in real time, as it then occurred.

Nationwide Bell-Ringing To Cap MLK 'Dream' Speech Celebrations

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - An address by President Barack Obama and nationwide bell-ringing will cap celebrations on Wednesday marking the 50th ...

"The Fierce Urgency Of Now" - Remembering Martin Luther King

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.27.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

He had come to Washington that day, he said, to cash a check. "When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence," he announced to the crowd of 250,000 on the National Mall, "they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir."

LOOK: March On Washington's 50th Anniversary Honored

Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

On Saturday, thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther K...

50 Years After MLK, Marchers Gather Again In Washington

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

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

What Did King Really Mean With 'I Have A Dream?'

Religion News Service | Yonat Shimron and Adelle M. Banks | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion

(RNS) It may be the most famous speech of the 20th century. Millions of American schoolchildren who never experienced Jim Crow or whites-only water...

Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.

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...

WATCH: Historic 'Meet The Press' Interview To Air

Posted 08.22.2013 | Black Voices

As the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington quickly approaches, the entire country is preparing to commemorate the historic day. On Sunday, ...

50 Years After MLK's Speech, This Is the New Dream

Jesse Lava | Posted 10.20.2013 | Black Voices
Jesse Lava

Next week, it will be 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. gave the "I Have a Dream" speech. He railed then against "the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination." Yet he could not have imagined that Jim Crow would soon be replaced with another oppressive system: mass incarceration.

Ashley Balcerzak

March On Washington 50th Anniversary Events | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

On August 28, 2013, it will have been 50 years since Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led approximately 250,000 people in the March on Washington for Jobs ...

50 Years After MLK's 'I Have a Dream' Speech, Trayvon Martin Verdict Reveals Deep Racial Divide (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

On August 28, 2013 citizens from across this country will converge upon our nation's capital to commemorate and celebrate the historic March On Washin...

It Is Time to Come Out of the Closet About Racism in America

Michele Hunt | Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact
Michele Hunt

The Trayvon Martin tragic injustice has sparked a long overdue conversation in America. What is at the heart of racism in our country? Why is the fear so intense between the black and white communities? Why can't we find the courage to authentically talk about it?

Solving Poverty: Dr. King's Dream and Silver Rights Not Such a New Idea

John Hope Bryant | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

As we reflect this year on the 84th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech, I think about the vast unfinished agenda of Dr. King.

Master of the Sound Bite: Martin Luther King Jr.

David Aronchick | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
David Aronchick

Rarely do inspirational sound bites, like the ones spoken by Dr. King, make headlines anymore, which is a shame. Our world is in need of another Dr. King, of someone who can shift the world in its balance over the course of a single speech.

Dr. King's 'I Have a Dream Speech' Turns 50 in 2013; Obama Inauguration on MLK Day

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Ellen Freudenheim

A half-century ago, it was a radical notion that a black man in America could have any kind of big dream at all. Yet on January 21, Martin Luther King Day, we will see the second term inauguration of America's first-ever black president. Talk about historical synergy.

I Have A Dream Speech (TEXT)

Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated today, Jan. 16, 2011, on what would have been the civil rights leader's 83rd birthday. It's a great day ...

Why You Can't Find "I Have a Dream" on YouTube

Alex Pasternack | Posted 11.01.2011 | Media
Alex Pasternack

If you weren't alive to witness Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, you might try to switch on YouTube and dial it up. But you won't find it there or anywhere else.

The Freedom of Martin Luther King Jr.

John Fullerton | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
John Fullerton

Dr. King spoke of two types of freedom -- one from "chains of discrimination" and one from "a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity." Somehow his first message has been taken to heart while his second has been forgotten.

Fighting to Fulfill "The Dream"

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Yvette D. Clarke

Standing in the symbolic shadow of Dr. King offers a stark reminder of the sacrifice, vigilance and perseverance required to attain and maintain the dream of equality in our nation.

A Monument to Hope, a Call to Action

Rep. Hansen Clarke | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Hansen Clarke

Martin Luther King was neither a president nor a war hero, but a humble preacher forced to live as an outsider in his own community. Yet, with his charismatic voice, visionary leadership, and indefatigable spirit, he symbolized what I believe is most central to our national character: hope.

King Memorial Should Bring Renewed Attention to His Call for Continuous, Positive Action

Rep. Andre Carson | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Andre Carson

For many, Dr. King's name evokes first and foremost his incredible oratory. But Dr. King was so much more than eloquent words with unparalleled persuasive force.

The Struggle Continues for the Dream

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 10.27.2011 | Black Voices
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

Today, when the term "civil rights" appears to be an old-fashioned concept and the ideology of post-racialism penetrates the minds of many Americans, it is only proper to pause and recognize moments in history that remind us not only of how far we have come, but of how the fight for equality still continues.

King's Eloquence Goes Far Beyond "I Have A Dream"

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The best-known parts of "I Have A Dream" have entered into a sort of comfortable familiarity, which allows everyone to view them without being challenged by the more pointed things Dr. King had to say that day.