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|March on Washington - August 28, 1963 - August 28, 2013|
Greensboro first dayEzell A. Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), Franklin E. McCain, Joseph A. McNeil, and David L. Richmond leave the Woolworth store after the first sit-in on February 1, 1960.
(Courtesy of Greensboro News and Record)
|Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.|
Organizer for ''Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee/SNCC" in Mississippi
This was graphically seen in the comments of "give me back my country" and "open demonstrations against" President Obama.
The divisive manner of our Congress to defeat the Affordable Health Care law for the country. The wild and selfish claims for letting the rating of the country drop, to prove the point that it could be done and they a twisted view and calling it their American right (it very well could be their American right, but others have RIGHTS that trumps their unfairness - and, there is a majority vote here on the table - The law was signed by the president, President Barack Obama and ratified by the Supreme Court, our law process for the land). Guess what, they are still calling for appeal - some of these are folk who are in the process of "gaming the system" for their own pleasure and wealth by firing-up the individuals without clear thinking and common sense in their decision making).
The extreme behavior simmered in misguided privilege and racial bias during the last presidential election, goes along way in saying the March on Washington, this August 28, 2013, is needed as a reminder to all, we have so much to do in this country for ensuring that everyone has rights to be respected and revered for the safety, health and justice for all.
Yes. President Barack Obama's Inauguration drew a much larger number of people to the Washington Mall, however, it was the King March in 1963 that set the stage for Obama's great day in history, Tuesday, January 20, 2009, and without it, he would not have been there.
- The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. Attended by some 250,000 people, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital, and one of the first to have extensive television coverage
- Ten Things to Know about the March on Washington
- I Have a Dream Speech - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- 2009 Inauguration Speech - President Barack Hussein Obama
- Dr. Clarence B. Jones & other Americans on "I Have a Dream Speech"
- Representative John Lewis Speech - Transcription