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Sleepy, Southern And Segregated: What D.C. Was Like In '63

The 1963 March on Washington was a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement. And the city those protesters marched on 50 years ago was very different from the Washington of today.
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March On Washington, Coinciding Murders Redefined Liberties

On the same day as the March on Washington, two young white women were murdered in their apartment in Manhattan. The Career Girl Murders, as they became known, led to horrific injustice against a 19-year-old black man. His story had in impact on the law, and on the country.
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The Sights And Sounds Of The March On Washington

On the 50th anniversary of the March, we take a listen back to the music that served as a soundtrack of the day and consider the importance of folk and protest music in the civil rights movement.

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Brazile & Steele: Keeping The Dream Alive

Thousands of Americans marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington this Saturday. Host Michel Martin talks about the weekend's events and the political future of the civil rights movement with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and former RNC chairman Michael Steele.
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MLK's Dream Across Decades

John Tatum has lived through more than nine decades of history in the nation's capital, and attended the original March on Washington in 1963. He speaks to host Michel Martin about what Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream meant to him then, and how it speaks to him now.
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Two Officers, Black And White, On Walking The '63 March Beat

Joseph Burden and Martin Niverth, officers with the segregated D.C. police department, were both assigned to patrol the March on Washington. Burden, who is black, worked while wishing he could participate. And Niverth, a white man, was surprised to be assigned a black partner for the day.
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'Heart' Of Iranian Identity Reimagined For A New Generation

Shahnameh is the Persian Odyssey, with ancient legends and myths put into verse. A new English language version brings the 1,000-year-old text into the modern age, with ornate recompositions of Persian miniature paintings.
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National Cathedral Hosts Forum Reflecting King's Message After The March

The voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. filled the National Cathedral on Sunday — not his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, but a sermon he delivered in Washington five years later.

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Eleanor Holmes Norton: More Reforms Needed

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton helped organize the March on Washington 50 years ago, and says more change is needed.

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Newseum Launches Exhibits Related To March On Washington

New exhibits and programs in D.C. will allow people to explore the historic 1963 March on Washington.

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