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.
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.
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.
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.
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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