100,000 Expected To Participate In Civil Rights March In DCAlice 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.
Sharpton's March Protests 'Continuing Issues' Preventing Fullfilment of King's DreamNext 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.
Civil Rights Includes Gays 50 Years After March on WashingtonMonths 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.
D.C. Celebrates 50th Anniversary of March on WashingtonA list of ceremonies and events celebrating the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington.
MLK Memorial May Not Be Ready For AnniversaryWork 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.
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.
Work to Begin Next Week on MLK Memorial Quote The National Park Service says it will begin work next week to remove a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
Biden Calls for D.C. Voting Rights During Frederick Douglass TributeVice President Joe Biden on Wednesday used a tribute to 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass to renew the call for equal voting rights for people who live in the nation's capital.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty in $750K Campaign Fund SchemeFormer U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., holding back tears, entered a guilty plea Wednesday in federal court to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He faces 46 to 57 months in prison, and a fine of $10,000 to $100,000, under a plea deal with prosecutors.
Obama Delivers Deeply Religious Speech At National Prayer BreakfastPresident Barack Obama’s speech at the 61st annual National Prayer Breakfast address used passionate language to describe his Christian faith.
Obama's Inauguration Day is a Day For MLK Jr., TooMonday's inaugural may be President Barack Obama's big day, but Martin Luther King Jr. will loom large over the festivities.
Make the Most of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of ServiceDr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Every year, millions respond by coming together for the MLK Day of Service.
Obama Taking Oath Of Office With MLK, Lincoln BiblesPresident Barack Obama is putting a symbolic twist on a time-honored tradition, taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed not on a single Bible, but two — one owned by Martin Luther King Jr. and one by Abraham Lincoln.
ESPN's Parker: RGIII A 'Cornball Brother' Due To White Fiancee, Possible Republican LeaningsRobert Griffin III might be the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year in a season that has his Redskins competing for the NFC East. But even with all his accomplishments on the field, one ESPN commentator thinks the former Heisman Trophy winner could be a “cornball brother” because of his white fiancée and speculation of the quarterback’s political leanings.
Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex MarriageRev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.