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Reflections on the anniversary of 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP/CNN/NBC) — Civil rights advocates have begun gathering to highlight the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration...

March on Washington Reflection: Rev. Joseph E. Lowery

Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Co-founder and President Emeritus of the SCLC, recalls the March on Washington, and concerns for the turnout. He said,...

March on Washington Reflection: Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles

Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles was in the hospital and missed the March on Washington. Upon his recovery, he jumped back in to the Civil...

March on Washington Reflection: U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer

U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland recalls the inspiration he received from watching the March on Washington on television and John Lewis' speech that...

March on Washington Reflection: U.S. Rep. John Lewis

U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia was the National Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1963 and helped organize the March on...

Emmett Till, age 14, abducted and murdered, 65th anniversary in 2020

On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was abducted and murdered. A Chicago resident, Till traveled to Money, Mississippi to visit with relatives. A...