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First Lady Michelle Obama Honors Unsung Civil Rights Hero Whitney Young with White House Screening

By Alexis Garrett Stodghill (Article originally published on thegrio.com.) As part of the festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, first lady Michelle Obama hosted a special student screening at the White House of The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight For Civil Rights, a documentary that chronicles the life and achievements of this little-known […]

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King Family Hosts Prayer Service on Morning on 50th Anniversary March Commemoration

By Alexis Garrett Stodghill (Article originally published on thegrio.com.) “I shall live,” sang a soloist from the pulpit of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., serenading those gathering with peals of hope as the nation wakened to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. On the morning of festivities commemorating the 50th anniversary […]

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1963: The Most Pivotal Year in Black History?

By Ronda Racha Penrice (Article originally published on thegrio.com.) “There comes a time, there even comes a moment, in the affairs of men when they sense that their lives are being altered forever, that an old order is dying and a new one is being born,” proclaimed host Frank McGee to kick off NBC’s unprecedented […]

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Rep. John Lewis Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

By Lauren Carter (Article originally published on thegrio.com.) The dream is not yet a reality. That was the recurring theme at a conference marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington that featured panelists, performances and a rousing keynote address from U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Sunday. It was an event during which Martin Luther […]

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Boston Youths Excited for Lessons in Living History at Saturday’s March on Washington

By Lauren Carter (Article originally published on thegrio.com.) As people across the country prepare to converge on the nation’s capital for the 50thanniversary of the March on Washington this Saturday, the Boston chapter of the NAACP is gearing up to send more than 200 people to commemorate the historic rally. And many of them are […]

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Bernice King Reflects on Father’s Legacy Near 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

By Dominique Mann (Article originally published on thegrio.com.) Fifty years after civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his seminal “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, his daughter Bernice King will stand before her own pulpit during the anniversary of the historic March on Washington. As the […]

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