March on Washington 50th Anniversary
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Friendship Nine convictions vacated in historic protestFriendship Nine convictions vacated in historic protestOn Wednesday, a group of black civil rights protesters, who were convicted in 1961 of sitting at an all-white lunch counter, were vindicated.
Your Turn: Holiday is fitting tribute to King’s workYour Turn: Holiday is fitting tribute to King’s workMLK Day aptly honors King and colleagues who prepared the path for changes in America
Jackie Joyner-Kersee pushes education at MLK eventJackie Joyner-Kersee pushes education at MLK eventThree-time Olympic gold medalist speaks at Des Moines Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day event.
King’s other legacy: ‘All labor has dignity’King’s other legacy: ‘All labor has dignity’MLK Day is the “other Labor Day.”
Martin Luther King Jr. had another legacyMartin Luther King Jr. had another legacyDr. King’s last campaign was a labor struggle.
Friends, family remember Mary Houston, NAACP serviceFriends, family remember Mary Houston, NAACP serviceFriends, family remember Mary Houston's work as longtime NAACP president in Marion
Optimism and anguish along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. StreetOptimism and anguish along Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. StreetDowntown Indianapolis corridor is making strides, but challenges remain.
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'I Am A Man' to 'I Am Michael Brown': A closer look at protest slogans'I Am A Man' to 'I Am Michael Brown': A closer look at protest slogansUSA TODAY Network takes a closer look at messages used in protest and their origins.
It’s time to make good on Kerner Report promisesIt’s time to make good on Kerner Report promisesAmerica has changed since the Kerner Report was issued in 1968, but many of the same problems still exist.
Lawmakers say civil rights activists deserve gold medalLawmakers say civil rights activists deserve gold medalMississippi lawmakers are pushing Congress to award 3 Congressional Gold Medals.
Web Essay: A ‘Green New Deal’ to rebuild New YorkWeb Essay: A ‘Green New Deal’ to rebuild New YorkIncrease demand in the economy by increasing jobs and wages.
Service commemorates 50th anniversary of March on WashingtonService commemorates 50th anniversary of March on Washington His iconic speech went down in history. Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King stood outside the Lincoln Memorial and talked about freedom and equality.
N.O community commemorates 50th anniversary of March on WashingtonN.O community commemorates 50th anniversary of March on WashingtonIn New Orleans people gathered around the Martin Luther King Jr. monument to mark the 50th anniversary of the historical moment when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his 'I Have a Dream' speech.
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President Obama at March on Washington 50th anniversaryPresident Obama at March on Washington 50th anniversaryStanding on hallowed ground of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama challenged new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the “glorious patriots” who marched a half century ago.
Bell rings, choir sings on 50th anniversary of March on WashingtonBell rings, choir sings on 50th anniversary of March on WashingtonThe bells rang out Wednesday at the National Cathedral and nationwide to answer a call from one of the most important civil rights speeches in history to “let freedom ring.”
Houston students to relive history on 50th anniversary of March on WashingtonHouston students to relive history on 50th anniversary of March on WashingtonBuses rolled from southeast Houston early Thursday morning heading to our nation’s capitol for a historic event. Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Racism, bigotry reared its ugly head in FloridaRacism, bigotry reared its ugly head in FloridaAs innocent 4-year-old girls in the late 1940s, Katie (who is white) and Delia (who is black) become best friends despite societal pressures against them.
Asa Philip Randolph forged civil rights movementAsa Philip Randolph forged civil rights movementAsa Philip Randolph believed winning economic rights was the surest path to civil rights.
Obama, other presidents honor Civil Rights ActObama, other presidents honor Civil Rights ActPresident Obama -- as well as three of his predecessors -- are paying tribute here this week to the man and the movement that in many ways made Obama president.
Obama, other presidents honor Civil Rights ActObama, other presidents honor Civil Rights ActEx-President Jimmy Carter helps kick off a three-day summit on the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Civil rights icon to speak at UMES commencementCivil rights icon to speak at UMES commencementCongressman John R. Lewis will deliver the commencement address May 16 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s spring 2014 graduation exercises.
Martin Luther King III: The dream has not been realizedMartin Luther King III: The dream has not been realizedDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed that one day his children would not be judged by the color of their skin. At that 50th Anniversary March on Washington, Martin Luther King III said Trayvon Martin's death proves there is still a long way to go.
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Remembering the civil rights' crowd, 50 years laterRemembering the civil rights' crowd, 50 years laterWednesday, President Obama, two former Presidents and thousands of others will stand at the Lincoln Memorial and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
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Local events commemorate March on WashingtonLocal events commemorate March on WashingtonSeveral local events have been planned in honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.