Decades after the 1963 March on Washington, thousands again gathered in the nation's capital to declare that Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy was in jeopardy amid fresh civil rights struggles.
Sixty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. issued his resounding call for racial harmony that set off decades of push and pull toward progress. On Saturday, as civil rights leaders and their allies mark 60 years since the original March on Washington, they hope to recapture the spark that forever changed America.
The March on Washington of 1963 is remembered most for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. It was a crowning moment for the long-term civil rights activism of what is sometimes referred to as the "Black Church." In the decades before and after 1963, Black churches and denominations have had diverse priorities and political approaches.
Critics of the Bangor Daily News said the redacted version promotes a whitewashed and sanitized version of Martin Luther King Jr. that does not convey his radical views and work as an activist.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is commemorating what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 90th birthday this year with a new...