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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.” Read more →

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. Read more →

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 more →

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we're sharing some intimate glimpses of the March—from civil rights activists and leaders to ordinary citizens who helped shape the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. Read more →

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. Read more →

Link Roundup: Judging Memoirs, History of a Grand City, and the Health Effects of Racism

Mentions for books older, books new, and books eagerly anticipated… In the Boston Globe, US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner discussed the anticipation and controversy surrounding her upcoming memoirs, In Defense of Women, which will be published in April. David... Read more →