March on Washington

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.


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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.


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Celebrities Flock to D.C. for March on Washington Anniversary

Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitaker are among the celebrities joining three presidents this week to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.


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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.


U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) sits with actress Gabrielle Union during a March on Washington stamp unveiling event at the Newseum, Aug. 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Postal Service hosted the event to unveil a limited edition stamp commemorating the 1963 march on Washington for civil rights.  (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Limited-Edition March on Washington Stamp Unveiled

Georgia congressman John Lewis and actress Gabrielle Union have joined the U.S. Postal Service in unveiling a stamp commemorating the 1963 March on Washington.


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.


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Civil Rights Includes Gays 50 Years After March on Washington

Months before Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” declaration galvanized a quarter-million people at the 1963 March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was planning all the essential details to keep the crowd orderly and engaged.


Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters Aug. 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington, D.C., during the "March on Washington". King said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." (Photo credit:AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Celebrates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

A list of ceremonies and events celebrating the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington.


An abbreviated quotation inscribed on the side of the statue will soon be removed. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

MLK Memorial May Not Be Ready For Anniversary

Work to refinish part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial where a disputed inscription was recently removed may not be done until after the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.


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Obama to Speak at ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Ceremony

President Barack Obama will speak later this month at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.