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President Barack Obama speaks at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library on April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas, as he attends a Civil Rights Summit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act

A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had “lived out the promise” envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater racial equality.

04/10/2014

Hundreds of people rallied outside the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis on Monday night. (Photo by Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Hundreds Rally For Worker Rights Outside Md. Statehouse

A rally for civil and immigrant rights bills drew more than 200 people to downtown Annapolis Monday night.

02/24/2014

File photo of suspect arrested. (credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

Restoration of Felons’ Rights in Va. Rising

The number of felons that have had their rights restored under a new streamlined system that was put in place this past summer has grown to 1,577.

10/17/2013

File photo of US President Barack Obama.  (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Obama: US Must Be Place That Rewards Hard Work

Echoing themes of civil rights and social justice, President Barack Obama said Saturday that until the U.S. becomes a place where anyone who is willing to work hard can earn a way into the middle class “we can’t let up and we can’t rest.”

09/21/2013

File photo of President and CEO of the NAACP Benjamin Jealous.  (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

NAACP President Ben Jealous To Step Down This Year

NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who is credited with boosting finances at the nation’s largest civil rights organization and helping to stabilize it, said Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.

09/08/2013

A combination image shows U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (R) as he waves to supporters on Aug. 28, 1963 from the Mall in Washington, D.C., during the "March on Washington", and newly inaugurated President Barack Obama (L) speaking after being sworn in as the 44th president of the Unite States. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Holds Martin Luther King Jr. as Personal Hero

Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

08/27/2013

President Barack Obama. (Credit: BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Meets With Faith Group Leaders

President Barack Obama has met with leaders of faith organizations and civil rights activists at the White House to discuss the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

08/26/2013

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 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 at the Lincoln Memorial on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed on August 28, 1963 and is being led by civil rights leader Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III, King's oldest son.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sharpton: ‘Rosa Parks Wasn’t No Ho’

Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his famous speech and pledging that his dream include equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.

08/24/2013

People from across the globe arrive on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech on AUGUST 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed in 1963. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

100,000 Expected To Participate In Civil Rights March In DC

Alice Long planned months ago to use vacation time to travel from Huntsville, Ala., to the 50th anniversary events for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

08/24/2013

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