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Anniversary Of Historic March Expected To Draw Up To 50,000

The 50th anniversary of the famous March on Washington is expected to draw as many as 50,000 to the District, according to estimates from Metro Police.

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President Obama’s Leadership Challenges At Home And Abroad

Guest host Frank Sesno and panelists discuss U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Russia on chemical weapons in Syria and the looming budget crisis. An update on President Barack Obama's leadership challenges at home and abroad.

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D.C. Officials Celebrate Completion Of New Dunbar High School

D.C. officials and alumni from the historic Dunbar High School gathered yesterday to cut the ribbon on a new $122 million building that draws upon the school's long history to help inspire a new generation of students.


English Debate What To Do With Richard III's Remains

More than 500 years after the Wars of the Roses, the English are again fighting over Richard the Third. Archaeologists from the University of Leicester last year unearthed his remains under a parking lot in the city. Leicester Cathedral has earmarked more than a million pounds to give him a proper burial. But not so fast say the people of York.
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Local Churches Pray And March For Justice

Local congregations are preparing for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.


'Lawrence' Of Arabia: From Archaeologist To War Hero

T.E. Lawrence, the British officer who played a key role in the Middle East during World War I, served as one of that war's few romantic champions. Scott Anderson's Lawrence in Arabia explains how Lawrence used his knowledge of Arab culture and medieval history to advance British causes.

Faith Ringgold: No 'Knock Down, Drag Out Black Woman Story'

The legendary artist began her career in 1963, the same year as the March on Washington. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about her life, work, and why no one originally wanted to hear her story.

The Japanese-American Internee Who Met Malcolm X

A chance encounter with Malcolm X in 1963 sparked a friendship that helped inspire a lifelong commitment to activism for Yuri Kochiyama, a former Japanese-American World War II internee who participated in the 1960s civil rights movement.

Killed For Taking Part In 'Everybody's Fight'

This summer, NPR is airing several reports looking at watershed moments in the Civil Rights movement. Several Civil Rights advocates who died pursuing equality left behind devastated families, especially children. While immensely proud of their parents, many report it was a struggle to grow up in the shadow of a martyred hero. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Aug. 12, 2013.

What Drove Wild West's Jesse James To Become An Outlaw?

In Shot All To Hell, author Mark Lee Gardner explores the roots of James' life of crime following the Civil War.