Civil Rights

9:28am

Wed August 28, 2013

4:36am

Wed August 28, 2013
Race

One Historic March, Countless Striking Moments

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 5:26 pm

More than 200,000 gather on the Washington Monument grounds before marching to the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963.
AP

1:35am

Wed August 28, 2013
The March On Washington At 50

Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 10:33 am

A spectator on the National Mall holds an image of President Obama and Martin Luther King during the 2013 presidential inauguration in January.
Gabriel B. Tait MCT/Landov

President Obama will stand in the symbolic shadows of Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln Wednesday, as he marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Aides say Obama will use the opportunity to celebrate the progress that's been made, thanks to the civil rights movement. He'll also discuss the work that he says still has to be done to realize King's dream of racial justice in America.

That includes fighting to protect voting rights and building what the president calls "ladders of opportunity" for poor people of all races.

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9:54pm

Tue August 27, 2013
The March On Washington At 50

50 Years After March On Washington, John Lewis Still Fights

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 10:33 am

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial during activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Michael Reynolds EPA /Landov

1:00am

Tue August 27, 2013
The March On Washington At 50

Clarence B. Jones: A Guiding Hand Behind 'I Have A Dream'

Originally published on Tue August 27, 2013 2:59 pm

Clarence B. Jones this month in Palo Alto, Calif. As Martin Luther King Jr.'s attorney and adviser, Jones contributed to many of King's speeches, including his famous speech at the March on Washington in 1963.
Norbert von der Groeben Reuters/Landov

For the month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream Speech" Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capital from all over the country for the mass demonstration.

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