50 MOW Articles


Obama, King Family, Celebs Observe March Anniversary

Tens of thousands of people — representing a rainbow of colors, cultures and ethnicities — braved long lines, tight security, overcast skies, humidity and intermittent showers to listen Wednesday to civil rights veterans, entertainers, union leaders and politicians honor the ...

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's Speech at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

President Obama gave the following remarks on Aug. 28 at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

TRANSCRIPT: Bernice King's Speech at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

The Rev. Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., gave the following remarks on Aug. 28 at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

March on Washington: Then and Now

As the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom arrives, we, participants in the march we helped to plan, are delighted that this remarkable moment will be commemorated. But we are troubled that the overarching significance of ...

MUHAMMAD: President Obama and the March

Like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama thinks he knows them, but neither he nor Dr. King truly understands/understood White people.

First Lady Michelle Obama Salutes Whitney Young

First lady Michelle Obama, who on Tuesday hosted a screening of a biopic that chronicles the life of civil rights leader Whitney Young Jr., encouraged the audience of students from the District and Loudon County, Va., to become agents for ...

Families of Slain Teens Participate in Panel Discussion

Fifty-seven years separate their deaths, but the murders of Emmett Louis Till in August 1955 and Trayvon Benjamin Martin in February 2012 crystallized in the minds of people, especially African Americans, the utter disdain with which some sections of society ...

Road Closures Announced For Aug. 28 March

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.

Randolph & Rustin: The Visionary and Maestro of the ’63 March on Washington

The March on Washington would not even exist had it not been for the vision and stature of A. Philip Randolph, the renowned black labor leader who originally conceived the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom, and his associate Bayard ...

'63 March Attracted 'Sea' of Participants

Aug. 28, 1963 was a hot and muggy day in the nation's capital. But that didn't stop the throngs of people who traveled from near and far for participation in the historic March on Washington.

Gospel Brunch Celebrates King, March on Washington

Washington, D.C.'s Willard InterContinental Hotel at 14th and Pennsylvania Avenues in Northwest played a pivotal part in civil rights history. It was there that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his timeless "I Have a Dream" speech which galvanized more than ...

The Willard to Host MLK Wax Statue

A wax figure of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. will be showcased in the opulent main lobby of the Crown Jewel of Washington hotels.

Old and New Invigorated by March on Washington

Tens of thousands of men, women and children from around the country gathered and marched Saturday on the National Mall in an act that mirrored the gathering five decades ago.

D.C. Residents Press for Statehood at Pre-March Rally

Hundreds of District residents attended an early morning rally leading up to the commemorative March on Washington to voice their outrage over their political rights being trampled upon and pledged to become far more proactive in their efforts to get ...

March on Washington 2013: Participants Share Sentiments

Keepers of the "Dream" give their thoughts on the commemorative March on Washington.