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March on Washington Anniversary

Martin Luther King Jr. Delivered His 'I Have A Dream' Speech 52 Years Ago Today

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

Friday marks the 52nd anniversary of the March on Washington, during which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic "I Have A Dream" address...

The Virtual Repeal of Kennedy-Johnson Administrations' 'Signature Achievement'

Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.) | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.)

Federal judges from trial courts to the Supreme Court have interpreted the Civil Rights Act virtually, although not entirely, out of existence. This is so across judicial philosophies, across the political spectrum and even across presidential appointments.

An Afternoon With Martin 50 Years Ago

Harry Covert | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Harry Covert

Excitedly I took notes on cheap yellowed copy paper, trimmed from newsprint for note-taking and folded three ways so as to fit in my suit coat. At 22 I knew I was enjoying what I thought may be a booming career.

Reflections Since the Anniversary of the March on Washington

Susan Henking | Posted 11.18.2013 | Black Voices
Susan Henking

This year, as we commemorate, we also educate. And, we also re-commit to the dream MLK had: a dream which has not been met. Civil rights of all kinds are under attack in our country.

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: A Farmer's Viewpoint

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 11.02.2013 | Black Voices
John W. Boyd Jr.

The march on Washington 50 years ago taught us that we as a nation can overcome any injustice if we work together. Today we have to reignite the embers of empathy and fellowship and reach again for a common destiny. Perhaps we can find the answer as we celebrate Labor Day.

Something To Celebrate: 12 Of The Best LGBT Moments Of The Week

Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices

With so much hate continually aimed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, we like to take a moment every once in a while to highlig...

'I Have A Dream' Ceremonies Reveal Political Segregation

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They came to honor Dr. Martin Luther King's dream, a tapestry of humanity with all shades of skin and from all walks of life. Yet there ...

Where Courage is Found

Eliza Byard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Eliza Byard

These days, I find that I feel greatest urgency not because I myself am a lesbian, but because I am a mother, an education advocate and someone fighting for a brighter future for so many young people who lack the opportunity to thrive.

More Than the Republicans Didn't Participate in the Anniversary of the March on Washington -- Where Was Corporate America?

Adam Hanft | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Adam Hanft

I continued to look for any reference to the semicentennial by major American companies or brands, and didn't find much, other than a comical gaffe from the Golf Channel.

Sniping on the Mount

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Rev. Al Sharpton, whose National Action Network organized the 50th anniversary rally with the NAACP and others, is hardly dangerous, unless you are alarmed by his frequent defenses of President Obama from his weeknight perch at MSNBC.

50 Years Later: Prejudice Remains, But Opportunities Abound

Richard H. Carmona, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | DC
Richard H. Carmona, M.D.

Take it from a formerly homeless Hispanic high-school dropout who grew up to become the Surgeon General of the United States: Life is what you make it.

After the March

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Rabbi Steve Gutow

The success of civil rights marchers 50 years ago has made America a stronger and more equal country today. But equality means equal opportunity for all, and simply removing the immediate barriers is not enough.

Ten Freedom Summers

Roberta Sklar | Posted 10.30.2013 | Chicago
Roberta Sklar

Ten Freedom Summers, an opus work composed of seven and a half hours of music and 22 distinct compositions, is neither a chronology of events nor narrative; it is an exploration of the emotions surrounding figures and events of the evolving struggle for freedom in the U.S.

Redefining Equality: More Opportunity for All Americans

Carol J. Carter | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

What should our vision be today? What would Martin Luther King, Jr. maintain for all Americans if he were here? I like to believe he would have these priorities, which would improve life for all Americans.

Moving the Dream Forward After the Celebration

Laphonza Butler | Posted 10.29.2013 | Black Voices
Laphonza Butler

What you will do to move the dream forward? How will you harness the tools and networks before you to not let this moment silently go by, but rather to share what the dream means to you and your commitment to its fulfillment?

Cantor Chose Oil Industry Over March On Washington Event

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) declined to speak at the March on Washington 50th anniversary rally Wednesday, he was choosing instead ...

'We Wanted to Pray for Better Schools'

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

Sitting there in the back of the church, 12-year-old Freeman heard the young preacher say integration would mean better schools for black children. The preacher -- Martin Luther King, Jr. -- told the congregation that even children could play a role in holding the nation to account.

Memories of the 'Dream' Speech and John Lewis

Murray Fromson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Murray Fromson

I missed Martin Luther King's stirring "I have A Dream" speech 50 years ago because my CBS News colleagues and I were covering the war in Vietnam. If King's speech resonated with the American people, it did not go far enough in the deep South.

50 Years of American Heroes

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

As we reflect on the tremendous progress made over the past half-century, we honor those brave leaders who paved the way, and upon whose shoulders we all stand, by recognizing our responsibility to undertake the immense job still at hand.

The American Dream (Unfulfilled)

Jane Williams | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Jane Williams

This week on Bloomberg EDU with Jane Williams, we asked Geoffrey Canada, president and chief executive officer of The Harlem Children's Zone, to talk about how Dr. Martin Luther King's dream looks right about now.

Read Obama's Full Speech At March On Washington Anniversary

Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s h...

Making the Dream a Reality: The Education Community's Next Chapter

Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

Today's inequities in access to quality jobs, education, health care, housing, and voting bear much resemblance to those of 50 years ago, and nowhere are these persistent inequities more evident than our nation's schools and colleges.

Obama Commemorates King's Dream At March On Washington Anniversary

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA and NANCY BENAC | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Standing on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the ...

Dr. King's Timeless Speech Is Still Relevant Today

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Sen. Bert Johnson

Today let us celebrate the memory of Dr. King and his timeless words, recognize the progress made and honor those upon whose shoulders we stand. Then, we can rededicate ourselves to continuing the work we are called to do on behalf of our brothers and sisters of every persuasion and from all walks of life.

Clinton: 'A Great Democracy Doesn't Make It Harder To Vote Than To Buy An Assault Weapon'

Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton spoke Wednesday at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where he criticized the Supreme Court's decision to ...