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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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Hundreds Of Thousands Reflect During March On Washington

Yesterday's rally on the National Mall drew hundreds of thousands of people. Events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington will continue throughout the week.

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D.C. Leaders Rally For Statehood Ahead Of March On Washington

At the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, there was a lot of oratory from D.C. leaders, but the demand was simple: equal representation in Congress.

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50 Years Later, A March On Washington Among Generations

Grandparents with grandchildren were among the tens of thousands gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement's March on Washington. The rally is among many events around the nation's capital over several days marking the historic march.

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While Unsung in '63, Women Weren't Just 'Background Singers'

That sweltering August day in 1963, when almost a quarter-million people thronged the National Mall, women were relegated to the background, even as they played major roles in the movement.
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Obama Awards Bayard Rustin The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Later this year, Obama will honor civil rights leader Bayard Rustin with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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