Congresswoman Barbara Lee Reflects on the 50th Celebration of the March on Washington and its significance in todays society. “As we celebrate and remember the great moment in our history that was the March on [...]
“Read. Read any and everything. Newspapers. Billboards. Dictionaries and comic books. And write. Write your thoughts and ideas about what the words mean because it gives you the intellectual discipline.”
On Wednesday, thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial as President Barack Obama delivered a speech at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
By Gerald Lenoir On Aug. 28, 1963, at 15 years old, I watched the television screen intently as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom unfolded. With over 250,000 people assembled, it was, at [...]
It has been 150 years since the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 yearsÖ since my friend and mentor, Medgar Evers, was assassinated. My whole life has been entwined with the civil rights struggle.
Remember the March on Washington? August 28, 1963. Tens of thousands of activists on the National Mall. A preacher’s son from Atlanta talking about his dream for the country.