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Voting Rights Act of 1965

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  • Unfinished business

     Unfinished business
    The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was the largest political rally ever held in the nation's capital up to that time. More than 200,000 people from across the country — black and white, young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and...
  • Elder statesmen with a message: Ramsey Lewis and Wadada Leo Smith

    Elder statesmen with a message: Ramsey Lewis and Wadada Leo Smith
    They're both in their 70s now, seasoned men of jazz who are entitled to kick back, relax and enjoy the admiration they command around the world. But Wadada Leo Smith and Ramsey Lewis seem to be turning up the dial, and the premieres they'll present this...
  • March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive

    March On Washington Was Day To Remember — And Relive
    On the night of Aug. 27, 1963, I boarded a bus in Boston for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The passengers — two-thirds African American and one-third white — were mostly strangers to one another. I, a white Harvard graduate...
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Meet the Press' visit will be re-aired

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Meet the Press' visit will be re-aired
    The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington is next week, and to commemorate the occasion, NBC News is planning to re-air the Aug. 25, 1963, edition of "Meet the Press," which featured King as the guest, on Sunday. The half-hour...
  • King's 'Dream,' and the reality

     King's 'Dream,' and the reality
    One hundred years separate Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington. They are linked by the history of America's defining struggle, and they are inseparable in imagery, as...
  • Martin O'Malley to speak at MLK ceremony

    Martin O'Malley to speak at MLK ceremony
    Gov. Martin O'Malley will deliver brief remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday during the 50th anniversary celebration of the March on Washington, a spokeswoman said. The governor will address the crowd for about two minutes around...
  • Music that declared an era

    Music that declared an era
    It was 50 years ago when gospel, folk music and the civil rights movement cemented their bond on the biggest stage in America. The March on Washington that punctuated the civil rights movement and brought hundreds of thousands to the Lincoln Memorial to...
  • Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race

    Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race
    The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
  • NAACP begins search to replace Jealous

    NAACP begins search to replace Jealous
    The resignation of NAACP President Benjamin Jealous left the nation's most influential advocacy group for equality in search of a new leader at a particularly sensitive time in U.S. race relations, setting off a debate Monday about his potential...
  • Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County

    Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
  • Sense of loss comes from moving backward in 'post-racial' world

    Sense of loss comes from moving backward in 'post-racial' world
    George Zimmerman's acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has me feeling an immense sense of loss. It's what I felt last month when the Supreme Court voted to void a key provision of the historic 1965 Voting Rights Act....