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FOLLOW THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE 5OTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM ON TWITTER @COLORLINES AND #MOW2013

Dream Defenders and DREAMers Were Cut From 'I Have a Dream' Ceremony

Dream Defenders and DREAMers Were Cut From ‘I Have a Dream’ Ceremony

by Brentin Mock on August 29 2013, 12:05PM

Leaders of youth social justice action organizations were invited to speak at the March on Washington 50th anniversary ceremony yesterday, but then cut at the last minute.

Topics: Voting Rights, March on Washington, /NOW

Report From the March on Washington 50th Anniversary Ceremony

Report From the March on Washington 50th Anniversary Ceremony

by Brentin Mock on August 29 2013, 11:00AM

The highs and the lows of yesterday’s commemoration

Topics: Voting Rights, History, March on Washington, /NOW, Politics

Obama vs. History

Obama vs. History

by Imara Jones on August 29 2013, 8:52AM

To understand why the president has failed to address economic inequity, listen to his strange, ahistorical diagnosis of the problem.

Topics: Economic Justice, March on Washington

An Animated Look at Martin Luther King, Jr's 'I Have a Dream' Speech

An Animated Look at Martin Luther King, Jr’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

by Jamilah King on August 27 2013, 12:38PM

A new project hopes to keep the speech’s legacy alive.

Topics: March on Washington, /NOW

Colin Powell Talks Race, March on Washington and Voter ID

Colin Powell Talks Race, March on Washington and Voter ID

by Brentin Mock on August 26 2013, 9:28AM

Colin Powell says President Obama needs to step up race discussion.

Topics: Voting Rights, March on Washington, /NOW, Politics, Trayvon Martin

My March on Washington, in Tweets

My March on Washington, in Tweets

by Rinku Sen on August 26 2013, 9:04AM

Rinku Sen covered the massive event—and all the voices there—140 characters at a time.

Topics: March on Washington, Movement

'One Man, One Vote' a Major Theme at March on Washington Anniversary

‘One Man, One Vote’ a Major Theme at March on Washington Anniversary

by Brentin Mock on August 26 2013, 8:00AM

The call to strengthen voting rights was a prominent feature of the 50th anniversary rally.

Topics: Voting Rights, March on Washington, Politics

The Sounds of Freedom [AUDIO]

The Sounds of Freedom [AUDIO]

by Kai Wright on August 24 2013, 9:35AM

An audio collage from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Topics: History, March on Washington

Michelle Alexander on Mass Incarceration and MLK's Dream

Michelle Alexander on Mass Incarceration and MLK’s Dream

by Jamilah King on August 23 2013, 11:54AM

On criminal injustice in America.

Topics: March on Washington, /NOW

The 1963 March on Washington in Photos Photo

The 1963 March on Washington in Photos

by Barbara Ransby on August 23 2013, 7:20AM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby takes us beyond “I Have a Dream.”

Topics: History, March on Washington

Shadowing the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Shadowing the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

by Brentin Mock on August 22 2013, 3:00PM

A look inside the promotion and planning of the unofficial March for Jobs and Justice in Washington, D.C.

Topics: March on Washington, Politics

A Tale of Two (or Three) Marches in Washington, D.C.

A Tale of Two (or Three) Marches in Washington, D.C.

by Brentin Mock on August 21 2013, 2:27PM

Sorting out the events honoring the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Topics: March on Washington, /NOW, Politics

[Postponed] Live Chat: Moving Toward the Dream

[Postponed] Live Chat: Moving Toward the Dream

by Kai Wright on August 21 2013, 12:27PM

News editor Aura Bogado talks with organizers from the Dream Defenders, Moral Mondays and Dream 9 about a new era of direct action.

Topics: March on Washington, Politics

The Return of Direct Action

The Return of Direct Action

by Dani McClain on August 21 2013, 7:00AM

From the Dream Defenders to the Dream 9, the spirit of the March on Washington lives on in youth-led direct action and strategic protest.

Topics: March on Washington, Politics

MLK's 'I Have a Dream' Speech Was Also About Police Brutality

MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Was Also About Police Brutality

by Aura Bogado on August 20 2013, 2:41PM

Copyright restrictions have made it so that you likely haven’t watched the speech in its entirety.

Topics: March on Washington, /NOW

Building a New Racial Justice Movement

Building a New Racial Justice Movement

by Rinku Sen on August 20 2013, 8:22AM

Creating a multiracial movement for justice requires more than slapping the word “new” in front of “civil rights movement.”

Topics: March on Washington, Politics, Movement

Still Marching for Jobs

Still Marching for Jobs

by Imara Jones on August 19 2013, 10:02AM

At the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, its economic justice platform remains unmet.

Topics: Economic Justice, March on Washington