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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Obama Embodies King’s Dream and His Struggle

SUZANNE GAMBOA, WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will lead the civil rights pioneers of today and two of his presidential predecessors Wednesday in a celebrative but solemn commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech of yesteryear, saluting his fight for equal opportunity. Large crowds thronged to the National Mall and […]

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