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Virginia Group Still Plans On Flying Confederate Flag Along I-95

A Confederate history organization called Virginia Flaggers says it still has plans to erect its battle flag along I-95 next month, despite criticism from plenty of Virginians.

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50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Fifty years ago final preparations for the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" were underway. We talk with speechwriter Clarence B. Jones and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton about their recollection of that day and the way ahead for the civil rights movement.

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Shaping The City: The National Mall As America's Gathering Place

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we explore the role of the National Mall in hosting landmark events past, present and future.

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Summer Of '63: Old Lessons For A New Movement

Today's undocumented activists are using strategies borrowed from the civil rights movement and calling their struggle "The Civil Rights Movement of the 21st Century."
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Rally For D.C. Statehood Announced For Saturday

As the District gears up for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Mayor Vincent Gray has unveiled plans for a rally for D.C. statehood.

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Playwright August Wilson In 'Another League'

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson was best known for a series of 10 plays - one for every decade - depicting African-American life in the 20th century. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks to director Kenny Leon and actress Phylicia Rashad, about breathing new life into the series.
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Museum Raises Money To Save 'Rosie The Riveter' Plant

A Michigan aviation museum has until Oct. 1 to save a historic factory from the wrecking ball. The Yankee Air Museum still needs to raise more than $3 million to rebuild part of the huge Willow Run bomber plant, where Rosie the Riveter worked during World War II. (This piece initially aired on Aug, 4. 2013, on All Things Considered)
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At 1963 March, A Face In The Crowd Became A Poster Child

When she was just 12, Edith Lee-Payne's face was immortalized in an iconic photo from the March on Washington. Decades would pass before Payne learned that her image has been used as part of documentaries, books, calendars and exhibits about the history of the civil rights movement.
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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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