50 MOW Articles


Packers Stop Redskins, 35-18, in NFC Wild-Card Round

The Washington Redskins' season came to an end Sunday in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs, losing at home 35-18 to the Green Bay Packers.

Civil Rights Icon Evelyn Lowery, 88, Dies

Civil rights activist Evelyn Lowery, who participated in the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965, died Thursday at her Atlanta home after suffering a stroke last week, a family spokeswoman said. She was 88.

Family Donates Glass Shard from Firebombed Church

A white Birmingham, Ala., family kept a shard of glass from the shattered windows of an African-American church that was firebombed in 1963. On Sept. 9, they donated it to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, ...

Photographer and Icon Recall Special Day

For Edith Lee-Payne and Rowland Scherman, theirs is a connection forged by a chance encounter 50 years ago.

Remembering Birmingham's Four Little Girls

Less than one month after the original March on Washington in 1963, where African Americans and others celebrated landmark gains in the civil rights movement, a notorious hate group proved determined to prevent progress by viciously reminding the world of ...

MALVEAUX: After the March on Washington

In 1963, African Americans were desperate to effect change. In 2013, there is neither desperation nor a passionate push for implementation. In five or 10 years, when there is another commemorative gathering, how will history judge us?

LEON: From Aggressive Peaceful Activism to Tranquilizing Gradualism

During the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom there was a lot of discussion about "then" vs. "now." Has the "Dream" been realized? The answer is an emphatic "no."

GOP Honors MLK, March

A luncheon hosted by the Republic National Committee honored Martin Luther King and the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on Aug. 26.

Civil Rights Legends Encourage Today's Teens

Many civil rights legends, all young people during the 1960s desegregation campaigns, recounted their participation in those campaigns at a recent forum at the Northwest campus of School Without Walls, a District public school.

BUSINESS EXCHANGE: Surviving John Lewis

Fifty years after the March on Washington, the sole surviving speaker from that day is Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia. Lewis is at once a prominent part of the past, but now, possibly part of Black peoples' problems.

SCLC, Rainbow PUSH Address Poverty, Voting Rights

Two leading civil rights organizations teamed up to host town hall meetings on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington to discuss two hot-button issues: poverty and voting rights.

Young's Film Highlights Civil Rights in Alabama

Andrew Young, former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, screened a one-hour documentary film about the Birmingham civil rights struggle, "1963: The Tipping Point," at the law offices of Hogan Lovells in Northwest on Aug. 26.

A. Peter Bailey Contends Pooling Resources is Key to 'Dream'

Some are quick to point out that even Martin Luther King realized a short time after his famous speech that the dream had become something akin to a nightmare, and African Americans needed to collectively flex their financial muscle.

March on Washington 2013: The Aftermath

Fifty years ago, more than 250,000 people came to Washington to be part of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. While many aspects of the freedom part have been addressed, this country has fallen woefully short of providing ...

MUHAMMAD: Civil Rights Scorecard — Muslims 0, Bigots 30

Much ado was made over the fact that no national Republican elected officials participated in the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington. Nothing, however, was said, from or about Muslims, this despite the fact that there is ...