The Diane Rehm Show: Fifty Years After The March On Washington | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

The Diane Rehm Show: Fifty Years After The March On Washington


The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern
 Christian Leadership Conference, gestures during his "I Have a Dream" 
speech as he addresses thousands of civil rights supporters gathered in 
front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and 
Freedom in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963. Actor-singer Sammy Davis Jr.
 can be seen at extreme right, bottom.


 
(AP Photo)
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, gestures during his "I Have a Dream" speech as he addresses thousands of civil rights supporters gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963. Actor-singer Sammy Davis Jr. can be seen at extreme right, bottom.  

Activists, civic leaders and the first African-American president will gather near the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have A Dream" speech 50 years ago in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Today's march comes just two months after the Supreme Court effectively erased a key anti-discrimination provision of the Voting Rights Act and raised the bar for consideration of race in university admissions. Guest host Frank Sesno and his guests, Georgetown University professor Anthony Cook, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson and University of Pittsburgh professor David Garrow, discuss the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington and the state of civil rights in America today.

Find more information about this program.

NPR

A Puzzle Full Of Air

Every answer today is a word starting with the letters A-R, which you will identify from its anagram. For example, given AR plus ROB, the answer would be "arbor."
NPR

Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.
WAMU 88.5

Following Decriminalization, Maryland Bill Would Reduce Fines For Paraphernalia

Maryland joined the nationwide trend towards the decriminalization of marijuana last year, and now one lawmaker

NPR

3 Voices, 1 Threat: Personal Stories Of Cyberhacking

In President Obama's State of the Union address, he gave fresh emphasis to a problem that has been in the headlines: cybersecurity. Here are three people who have experienced security breaches.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.