Events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, a seminal moment in the Civil Rights Movement, will begin to take place next week here in the nation’s capital.
The two biggest events are the Commemorative March on Saturday, August 24, and a speech by President Obama on the anniversary date, Wednesday, August 28. Presidents Clinton and Carter, as well as King family members, will also be a part of the "Let freedom ring" honoring of Dr. King at the Lincoln Memorial. It was there the Civil Rights leader gave his famous “I Have a Dream” Speech.
We’re opening our coverage desk by providing some links. The photo you see is the front cover of the latest issue of Washington History, a publication of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. It is the first issue with their new design. The photographer is Warren K. Leffler, U.S. News and World Report.
Derek Gray and Jennifer Krafchik wrote the article titled, “Its Fingers Were Crossed and Its Guard Was Up.” A great fear rose up in Washington, concerns about things getting out of control. The authors note the Washington Coordinating Committee did yeoman’s work which minimized snafus and major hiccups. The march was peaceful and a rounding success.
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