50th anniversary march on washington

A woman displays a placard at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil Rights And Immigration History Connected

When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.

08/26/2013

People gather at the Reflecting Pool to listen to speakers during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Youth See March Anniversary As Chance To Lead

Mary-Pat Hector of Atlanta was operating much like a 1960s civil rights activist as she laid plans for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. She was constantly on the phone as she confirmed event details, tweaked the draft of the speech she gave at Saturday’s rally at the Lincoln Memorial and prepared for a presentation.

08/26/2013

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters on Aug. 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington D.C. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

50 Years After King, Marchers Gather Again in D.C.

Next week, the nation’s first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes this nation should be headed.

08/22/2013

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