The March On Washington At 50
Aug 28, 2013 — It is not a marching song. It is not necessarily defiant. It is a promise: "We shall overcome someday. Deep in my heart, I do believe." It has been a civil rights song for 50 years now, heard not just in the U.S. but in North Korea, in Beirut, in Tiananmen Square, in South Africa's Soweto Township.
Aug 28, 2013 — Most photos from this day in history are black-and-white. But what if you could see it in color? A small group on Reddit worked through the weekend to do just that.
Aug 28, 2013 — 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.
Aug 28, 2013 — 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.
Aug 28, 2013 — Experience the March on Washington through the memories of five people who were there in 1963. An interactive audio/visual experience — called a "Zeega" — brings you back to the day.
Aug 28, 2013 — 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.
Aug 28, 2013 — 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.
Aug 28, 2013 — 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.
Aug 27, 2013 — On Aug. 28, 1963, Lewis was the youngest speaker to address the estimated quarter-million people gathered in Washington. Now a Georgia congressman, Lewis is still speaking out, declaring: "I'm not prepared to sit down and give up." He's scheduled to speak again Wednesday on the National Mall.
Aug 27, 2013 — Robert Siegel talks to Thomas Sugrue, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, about the history of labor unions and the civil rights movement and how that relationship compares to today.