50 MOW Articles


Fauntroy Honored In Absentia for Dedication to Civil Rights, D.C.

Friends and family members honored the work of the District's coordinator for the 1963 March on Washington and the city's first delegate in the 20th century to represent the nation's capital in the U.S. Congress.

Postal Service Commemorates Historic March on Washington with Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service introduced Friday the 1963 March on Washington limited-edition Forever stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic event.

Road Closures Announced for March

On Saturday, Aug. 24, the 50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March & Rally will require the closure of numerous roads and monuments in Washington, D.C.

Women Want Civil Rights 'HerStory' Told

More than 100 women representing organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women, the League of Women Voters and the Coalition of Labor Union Women gathered Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel in Northwest to ...

Simeon Booker, Bernice King Honored on Eve of March

Simeon Booker may be 94, but as radio host Joe Madison noted Thursday night, the veteran journalist has lost none of his verve and feistiness.

Howard University Celebrates Historic March

Hundreds of volunteers from the incoming freshman class plan to spend Friday, Aug. 23, participating in the inaugural Howard University Day of Service.

BUTLER: Hip Hop Artists Miss a Beat by Avoiding D.C. March

While no one can argue the importance and significance of the original March, we may have to pull teeth to get this generation to participate wholeheartedly.

D.C. Native Guardian of MLK 'Dream' Speech

As people from across the country prepared last weekend to flock to the nation's capital for participation in Saturday's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, another story about the historic event was being retold in a ...

The Weight of a Neighbor's Integrity

As the nation looks back at the historic March on Washington, many find the terrain behind nostalgically smoother in some areas than the road ahead.

Open Wide the Freedom Gates

Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X. Medgar Evers.

'I Was There…'

Beverly Cowser, a retired D.C. public school teacher, was only 18 years old when she came to the District for the famous March.

One on One with Congressman John Lewis

Often called “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced,” Congressman John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America.

The Road to the March

Although August 28, 1963 is remembered as the largest peaceful demonstration at that time in the nation’s history, it was not the first time that a national protest for civil rights in Washington was envisioned.

How the Big Six Fight for Jobs and Freedom Continues

For any detractors who think major civil rights organizations are irrelevant, Bob Ross says recent developments that adversely affect African Americans are a not-too-subtle reminder of the need for these organizations’ continued activism.

Anniversary of Historic March Conjures Memories

Denice Tyree remembers leaving her home off of Maryland Avenue in Northeast Washington, D.C., early on the morning of Aug. 28, 1963.