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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.

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