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Behind March On Washington's 'Sunny Reputation,' A Deep Fear

Even though the March on Washington was nonviolent, many braced for riots. Host Michel Martin speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch about the story behind the march.
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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: 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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What Do We Forget When We Remember History?

All summer long, we've been retelling the details of the historic summer of 1963. But even if we told every story captured in the newspapers of the era, we wouldn't be able to present a complete picture of that time.
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The Diane Rehm Show: Fifty Years After The March On Washington

Guest host Frank Sesno and his guests discuss the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington and the state of civil rights in America today.

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'Souvenir Nation' At The Smithsonian

We talk with the curator of a new Smithsonian exhibit about the evolution of souvenirs and what we can learn from those early relics.

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Boosting Public Access To The Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Chesapeake Bay has more than 11,000 miles of shoreline but only 2 percent of it offers swimmers, boaters and fisherman access to the Bay. We explore the push for more public access.

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'The Most Remarkable Crowd': Two Washingtonians Remember 1963 March

On the day that the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, two Washingtonians recall how the day played out—and the lasting impact it had on them.

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One Historic March, Countless Striking Moments

What if Twitter existed 50 years ago, on this monumental anniversary of the March on Washington? Our answer: @TodayIn1963. We've been reporting events of the summer of '63 as if they were happening now, in real-time, through this Twitter account.
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For King's Adviser, Fulfilling The Dream 'Cannot Wait'

After days of worry, Clarence B. Jones, legal adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., was relieved to stand at the Lincoln Memorial and watch the event unfold without a hitch. While there's been great progress in the decades since, Jones says, he also feels King's dream still remains unfulfilled.
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Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream

In marking the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, President Obama will celebrate the progress the United States has made, aides say. But he'll also talk about what's left to be done to achieve Martin Luther King's dream of racial justice — including fighting to protect voting rights.

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