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March on Washington Anniversary

Did You Know These March On Washington Facts?

Posted 08.24.2013 | Black Voices

August 28, 1963 marked a pivotal moment in our nation’s history as the March on Washington took place in Washington D.C. Dubbed the “the greatest ...

Washington Post: We Blew It On MLK's 'Dream' Speech

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Junior's iconic "I Have A Dream" speech, The Washington Post published a mea culpa for failing to recognize its s...

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...

WATCH: Thousands March On 50th Anniversary Of 'I Have A Dream' Speech

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 10.23.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50t...

Harry Belafonte Gives Candid Account Of The Original March On Washington

Posted 08.29.2013 | Black Voices

Over the last year Harry Belafonte’s inter-generational feud with Jay Z has brought much attention to the image of today’s celebrities. And althou...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

1963 vs. 2013: How Has Black Life Changed Since The March On Washington? (INFOGRAPHIC) | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices

With Jim Crow segregation, voting discrimination and rampant joblessness not yet in rear view, 1963 was a tough time to be black in America. In Ja...

Historically Black Colleges And Universities And The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Sidney A. Ribeau | Posted 10.23.2013 | College
Sidney A. Ribeau

HBCUs across the nation continue to prepare the next generation of our nation's African American leaders - graduates who are committed to social justice and improving the quality of life for disadvantaged populations throughout our country and around the world.

50 Years Later: Whither The Moral Arc Of The Universe?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 10.23.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The anniversary of the March on Washington comes at a time when it is hard to feel that the universe is continuing to bend towards justice -- especially for African Americans.

Honor Dr. King's Revolutionary Vision -- by Fighting for It

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We need Dr. King's revolutionary vision today: to reform the bank system, to address joblessness and wage inequality, to treat one another -- and ourselves -- as human beings with an inherent worth that can't be measured in a bank account.

PHOTOS: The Original March On Washington

Posted 08.22.2013 | Black Voices

Fifty years ago, thousands of Americans came together for The March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom, making it one of the largest political demonst...

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, ...

QUIZ: Was This Said In 1963 Or 2013?

Posted 08.22.2013 | Black Voices

2013 has been filled with racially charged moments. From the Zimmerman Trial to stop-and-frisk laws, race relations and the progress of Black America ...

'I Have A Dream' Speech Anniversary To Be Marked By Marches, Events

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Marches, speeches and global bell-ringing are set to mark the 50th anniversary this mont...

Freedom Singer Reflects On '63 March

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Shelia Poole | Posted 10.17.2013 | Black Voices

Rutha Mae Harris' mother used to shush her because she sang so much. "She said, 'Girl, you sing all the time," Harris said. "You sing in your sleep."...

READY!: MLK Memorial Changes Made Ahead Of 50th Anniversary

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2013 | Black Voices

Aug 16 (Reuters) - A sculptor has removed a phrase from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial that some said made the civil rights leader sound arroga...

Obama To Honor MLK March At Lincoln Memorial

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will speak later this month at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The Whi...

March On Washington Anniversary: Events Planned To Mark 50 Years Since Historic March

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 06.24.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- Just as they were announcing plans for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, black and civil rights leaders learned the Supre...