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Read AP’s Original Report on the 1963 March on Washington

August 28, 2013 | 1:52 pm

Read AP’s Original Report on the 1963 March on Washington

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This is an interesting historical item. Today, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, AP sent out its original report on the 1963 event. Here’s the organization’s “Editor’s Note”: On Aug. 28, 1963, AP reporter Raymond J. Crowley went to the National Mall and chronicled the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which […]

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Video of March on Washington Speeches: Obama, Clinton, Oprah

August 28, 2013 | 12:50 pm

Video of March on Washington Speeches: Obama, Clinton, Oprah

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Update: Here is a transcript of President Obama’s speech at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the March on Washington. Video replays of today’s speeches below. President Obama Bill Clinton Jimmy Carter remembers Coretta Scott King John Lewis Oprah Winfrey

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Stanford MLK Institute Director on American Ideals vs. Reality

August 28, 2013 | 9:51 am

Stanford MLK Institute Director on American Ideals vs. Reality

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For nearly 30 years, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford has been dedicated to studying the civil rights leader’s writings. Clayborne Carson was just 19 when he traveled from small-town New Mexico to Washington for the march. In 1985, Dr. King’s widow chose him to edit and publish her late […]

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