As thousands gather in Washington over the next week to the mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, you may be moved to look for video of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech," which he delivered in front of the Lincoln Memorial during that march.
The city of Urbana expects to hand out nearly 30,000 ears of corn this weekend at the annual Urbana Sweetcorn Festival. One addition is the new steam engine that will boil all that corn.
Two future US presidents called Richard Nixon in support after he gave a speech on the Watergate scandal amid a staff exodus, newly released tapes show.
For the month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capital from all over the country for the mass demonstration.
Many images from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom have taken on iconic status. One of them is a photo of a young black girl attending the march.
The brief friendship of Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama began close to 50 years ago with a handshake.
In an obscure corner of Detroit, there's a battered playground honoring a civil rights martyr. It has an overgrown baseball field, some missing swings and on a broken fence, a worn, wooden sign.
Most Americans think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a brilliant young minister who was one of the architects of the civil rights movement, and who was martyred for it in 1968, when he was assassinated. But to the revered leader's eldest son, Martin Luther King III — "Marty" to his family and friends — the famous Dr. King was just "Daddy." And like millions of other daddies across the country, he got pestered by his kids when they wanted something.
A civil rights icon from Champaign was honored on Friday during a street naming ceremony.
President Barack Obama will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 people this year, including Former Sen. Richard Lugar, Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, and Oprah Winfrey.
For the Month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capitol from all over the country for the mass demonstration.
Through The Race Card Project's six-word stories, we'll meet some of the people who witnessed that history and hear their memories and reflections on race relations in America today.