By Charles Euchner | On August 28, the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, we celebrate the power of words. On this day, Martin Luther Dr. King, Jr. delivered his immortal “I Have a Dream” oration before 400,000 souls at the National Mall. Dr. King was joined by countless others whose words should be remembered for the ages. Fred Shuttlesworth charged the throng to “walk together, stand together, sing together, moan together, groan together.”
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we've put together a list of essential books that we hope will inspire future generations to come together for progressive social change.
In the first of two posts, we examine JFK's legacy in the struggle for civil rights, beginning with the power struggle for the integration of the Washington Redskins and ending with the 1963 March on Washington for Civil Rights and JFK's historic meeting with the leaders of the Civil Rights movement.
Read the stories behind a pivotal moment in American history.
Now out in paperback: Charles Euchner's powerful history of one of our nation's most important moments.
Charles Euchner discusses the recent revelation that an acclaimed photographer of the civil rights movement was an FBI informant.
Charles Euchner looks at the dueling marches in Washington, both being held on the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
In this excerpt from Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the March on Washington, the leaders of the March determine how to acknowledge the death of a leader in the movement for black civil rights.
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