I Have A Dream

Rev. Wright Blasts Obama In MLK Comparison: ‘I Have A Drone’

Speaking with a Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor lauded Martin Luther King’s famous, “I have a dream” phrase, while comparing it to what he believes will be the summation of the current Obama presidency: “I have a drone.”

01/16/2014

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)

‘I Have A Dream’ Speech Copyrighted For Another 25 Years

There’s a lot of talk about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech circulating this week, due to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, but have you actually heard the 17-minute speech in its entirety recently? Or ever?

08/28/2013

People brave light rain as they arrive near at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2013 to commemorate the 50th anniversary on the March on Washington. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

DC Mayor Makes Case for Statehood to ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Attendees

As thousands of people gathered near the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this morning, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray used the opportunity to speak on behalf of D.C. statehood.

08/28/2013

The Martin Luther King Jr. sculpture is seen at the MLK Memorial. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

King Bemoans ‘Staggering’ Joblessness Among Blacks

The eldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. says blacks can rightfully celebrate his father’s life and work with pride, but much more must be accomplished.

08/28/2013

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Agencies Urged to Allow Teleworking Wednesday

Federal agencies in Washington are being encouraged to allow employees to telework or use other work scheduling flexibilities on Wednesday when crowds are expected for events related to the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a Dream” speech.

08/27/2013

The Martin Luther King Jr. sculpture is seen at the MLK Memorial. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

NH Shaker Village To Take Part In MLK Remembrance

One group participating in commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech is the Canterbury Shaker Village, which is holding a special tour and bell ringing this week.

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 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

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a rally he organized in response to the non-guilty verdict for George Zimmerman regarding the killing of Trayvon Martin on July 20, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sharpton’s March Protests ‘Continuing Issues’ Preventing Fullfilment of King’s Dream

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.

08/23/2013

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