Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was "questionable." But he isn't sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/Getty Images)

Powell: Trayvon Martin Verdict ‘Questionable,’ But Likely To Be Forgotten

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says the jury verdict that freed the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was “questionable.” But he isn’t sure it will have staying power in the public consciousness.

08/25/2013

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

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

File photo of the March on Washington. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

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.

08/21/2013

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.

08/21/2013

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.

08/12/2013

President Barack Obama. (Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

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.

08/07/2013

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