Tag: March On Washington

What Does Segregation Look Like Today

By Chris Hoenig When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with America 50 years ago, undisguised segregation was the norm. In schools and bathrooms, on buses and at water fountains, overt racial division was not just accepted, it was advertised. Dr. King’s goal was simple: absolute equality. “I…

The March on Washington: Then and Now

By Raymond M. Brown “We are not a pressure group, we are not an organization or a group of organizations, we are not a mob. We are the advanced guard of a massive, moral revolution for jobs and freedom.” A. Philip Randolph’s Speech to the March on Washington, Aug. 28,…

Why the 'Race Discussion' Isn't Over 50 Years Later

By David Casey I believe America is the greatest country on Earth. That was part of my motivation to voluntarily serve her as I did for eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps. However, our celebration of America’s broad stripes and bright stars should not preclude us from challenging our…

50 YearsWhat Does It Mean

By R. Fenimore Fisher I recently attended the funeral of political strategist William Lynch Jr. During the service, Dr. King’s remarks concerning getting us to the mountaintop were used in parallel to Bill’s life. The speaker said, “If Dr. King got us to the mountaintop, Bill showed us the view…

Is Another March on Washington Needed

By Jim Norman The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is approaching. The 1963 march was the largest political rally for human rights in United States history. It was organized by civil-rights, labor and religious organizations for jobs and civil rights. Almost 300,000 participants traveled by bus, car, train…

VIDEO: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans—an estimated 75 to 80 percent of them Black—converged on Washington, D.C., to rally for civil and economic rights. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies in U.S. history and is widely credited with…

SLIDESHOW: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

This week, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, one of the largest political rallies in U.S. history and a key event in the civil-rights movement. For a full list of events and to find out how you can attend and participate,…