Many Georgians now in positions of power attended the 1963 March on Washington 50 years ago today. Their memories are as diverse as they are. In Savannah, Mayor Edna Jackson sees a direct link between the march and what she now does as her daily job.
State and local officials are inviting the public to celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at Stone Mountain. Organizers say the event will coincide with celebrations around the world, and will culminate with a bell-ringing ceremony.
Morehouse College will host a public program on its Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection Wednesday as part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The collection, which is housed at the Atlanta University Center library, includes more than 13,000 individual documents.
When it came to covering the March on Washington 50 years ago, black and white media organizations took different approaches. Major television networks devoted hours of live airtime to the event. And the impact of media coverage would change the nation’s understanding of the civil rights movement.
At the nation marks 50 years since the March on Washington, it's worth taking time to note the foot soldiers who fought for change locally. In coastal Brunswick, the story of how the city integrated -- peacefully and with little notice until after the fact -- is not well known. GPB presents this archive story from 2008.
This week marks 50 years since the nation first heard Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of that speech given at the March on Washington. King was a son of Georgia, and is considered an American hero. But his life and his words inspire people around the world.
Congressman John Lewis will speak at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Saturday. It’s to commemorate 50 years since the 1963 March on Washington. Lewis is the last living member of the six march organizers. They were calling for civil rights for African-Americans.
Savannah is marking historic anniversaries in the Civil Rights movement. This weekend will feature a symposium at Savannah High School and a mass meeting at First African Baptist Church. Then on the march on Washington's 50th anniversary next Wednesday, Savannah State University students will re-enact many of the day's historic events.
Dozens of Georgia activists and politicians are bound for the nation's capital where they will join demonstrators from across the country in commemorating the 1963 civil rights march on Washington 50 years ago.