50 MOW Articles


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.

'The Big Six': Major Players in the 1963 March on Washington

“The Big Six” refers to a group of prominent African-American leaders who at the height of the Civil Rights Movement were members of several organizations that fought for equality for Black people.

JESSE JACKSON: King's Unfinished Symphony of Freedom

Next weekend, we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, best known for Dr. Martin Luther King's "Dream." Fifty years later, the dream challenges us yet.

Another March, Another Dream: 50 Years After Martin Luther King Jr. Made History

In the 50 years that have followed the March on Washington, Martin Luther King's words have echoed everywhere and inspired multitudes.

MLK Committee to Unveil First Memorial to 'Foot Soldiers' of 1963 March

An Annapolis-based organization dedicated to honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. will unveil the nation's first memorial for the 250,000 "foot soldiers" of the March on Washington on Aug. 28 to commemorate the march's 50th anniversary.

Historic March on D.C. Horizon

As the District of Columbia prepares for the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) said the city will provide materiel resources and in-kind services to support the march’s 50th anniversary.

PBS' 'NewsHour' Commemorates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

PBS "NewsHour" anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill leads a series of conversations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington on the show through August.

JESSE JACKSON: King's March Was For Jobs and Freedom

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the famous March on Washington, Americans will recall Dr. King's famous "dream"; many can recite entire passages of his historic address.

Newseum to Host Civil Rights Youth Summit

The Newseum is pleased to partner with the National Park Service, the National Alliance of Faith and Justice and the National Park Foundation in hosting the second day of the March on Washington Memorial Youth Mentoring Summit on Aug. 27, ...

EDITORIAL: The March on Washington, 50 Years Later

In a little more than two weeks, Washington will be ground zero as the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Organizers Push to Finalize March Plans

With the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom fast approaching, organizers in the District are gearing up for the stretch run.

DNC Launches Voting Rights Website

To mark the 48th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Democrats have launched a new microsite that tells the story of the fight for voting rights.

MLK Bell Ringings to Commemorate March, 'Dream' Speech

The King Center and the 50th Anniversary Coalition are calling on people and organizations across the nation to help culminate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Trayvon Martin Supporters March in 100 Cities

Denise Young started her Saturday volunteering at Kingman Island, near RFK Stadium, before joining her three children at Constitution Avenue and 5th Street, NW, for a justice rally for Trayvon Martin.

D.C. Readies for 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

A national coalition will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington next month with a five-day celebration that event organizers say has been galvanized by the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act.