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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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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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Why It's Difficult To Find Full Video Of King's Historic Speech

Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech is copyrighted, limiting its presence online. One organization, however, has decided to provide ready access to the video.
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Class Of Dreams: Students Take On Dr. King's Legacy

This summer, Tell Me More has been asking listeners for their version of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech. Notre Dame Professor Maria McKenna took it to another level and pitched the question to her class. She tells us about some of the common threads from the assignment and the parallels between education and civil rights.
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What Do Asian-Americans Owe The Civil Rights Movement?

As the US prepares to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, guest host Celeste Headlee speaks to Scot Nakagawa. He recently wrote an article called "Three Things Asian-Americans Owe to the Civil Rights Movement."

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