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August 28, 2013 3 Comments

One Of The ‘Little Rock Nine’ Reflects On Her Legacy

Carlotta Walls LaNier was the youngest of the nine black children who volunteered to be the first to integrate the then all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

August 28, 2013 Comment

‘I Have A Dream’ Still Resonates With Today’s Teens

Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, we hear from a group of high school sophomores in the racially and ethnically-diverse city of Aurora, Colorado.

August 28, 2013 Comment

Women Were ‘Second Class Citizens At ’63 March’

Gloria Richardson, one of the few women on the program at the 1963 March on Washington, was only allowed to say “hello” before her microphone was taken away.

August 28, 2013 Comment

Postcard From The Shiloh Baptist Church

An interfaith service at the historic Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington D.C. began the events commemorating the 1963 March on Washington. NPR’s Brakkton Booker brings us this postcard.

August 28, 2013 Comment

New Generation Of Activists Continues King’s Legacy

We speak with two African American activists: Kim Moore, the 28-year-old founder of Soul Revision consulting, and Austin Thompson, a 26-year-old millennial coordinator for the SEIU.

August 28, 2013 6 Comments

50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

The “Let Freedom Ring” commemoration today marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington.

August 27, 2013 Comment

Congresswoman Recalls March On Washington

In 1963, Eleanor Holmes Norton was a young civil rights activist who helped organize the March on Washington. Today she is the Congresswoman representing the District of Columbia.

August 26, 2013 3 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The March On Washington?

As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington approaches, what has and hasn’t been achieved between 1963 and now, particularly for black Americans?

August 26, 2013 2 Comments

MLK’s ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech Springs From Early Work

Experts familiar with the archive of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s pre-1963 manuscripts and letters say you can see the themes King outlined in his famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

August 20, 2013 8 Comments

Rep. John Lewis Looks Back, 50 Years After March On Washington

When he was 23, Congressman John Lewis stood near Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He reflects on that day and shares his new graphic novel “March.”

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November 20 3 Comments

The Man Behind ‘Mockingjay’

Francis Lawrence describes the rewards and challenges of bringing "The Hunger Games" books to the screen.

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Iraq War Vet Wins National Book Award For Fiction

The judges described the short stories in Phil Klay's collection "Redeployment" as brutal, piercing and sometimes darkly funny.

November 19 11 Comments

New Film Revisits The Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

The Penn State assistant football coach will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but that's not the end of the story.

November 19 221 Comments

Without Slavery, Would The U.S. Be The Leading Economic Power?

Edward Baptist argues in his new book that slavery was integral to establishing the America as a world economic power.