President Barack Obama’s challenge to seize the cause of racial equality from the “glorious patriots” of the tumultuous 1960s struck a deep generational chord.
President Barack Obama is claiming his place in Martin Luther King’s 50-year-old dream, holding himself up as a symbol of the change King envisioned.
Organizers said sites in nearly every state will ring their bells at 3 p.m. their time Wednesday or at 3 p.m. EDT, the hour when King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington.
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.
Removing green paint stains caused by an act of vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial nearly three weeks ago has proven difficult. On Friday, however, National Park Service crews expect the cleaning process to be completed.
A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral and suspected of committing similar vandalism at sites including the Lincoln Memorial was ordered released to a halfway house on Friday.
Three areas of the Lincoln Memorial statue still show faint signs of staining after a vandal splattered green paint at the site last week.
Prosecutors say a woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral was carrying a soda can of green paint when she was arrested.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police said they are investigating whether a woman arrested in the splattering of green paint inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral has any connection to two similar incidents on the […]
Workers continued cleaning residue from green paint that was splattered on the Lincoln Memorial and officers who guard the National Mall said it shows they need more resources.