JACKSON — Activists, city leaders and others in Jackson called Wednesday for a fresh engagement to social and political change in the spirit of the
Fifty years ago today, a quarter-million people converged on the national mall in Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The event provided a seminal moment in America’s civil rights movement.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama won’t need to mention race — a subject he doesn’t talk a lot about in public — when he stands
When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.
Now, as the crowds come together to mark the 50th anniversary of that seminal event in the civil rights movement, those issues have been joined by others, including one, immigration reform, that wasn’t nearly on the political radar then like it is today.
WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th