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Rev. Jesse Jackson reflects on King, civil rights on 50th anniversary of March on Washington

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington marks a day to reflect on past struggles and look to a hopeful future, civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson told WTOP Wednesday.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 07:54am EDT

Tags: Jesse Jackson, march on washington


Reflections at MLK memorial ahead of March on Washington

Tens of thousands are expected to take part in upcoming events on the National Mall to commemorate the March on Washington and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 08:11am EDT

Tags: I Have A Dream speech, memorial, civil rights, Megan Cloherty, march on washington, MLK Memorial


Off the 8's: The Negro Girl and the Pee-Pee Girl

Shunned by their classmates, the only black girl and a white girl known for wetting her pants were left no choice but to be partners. Had they spoken to each other, the 5 year olds may have discovered their worlds weren't so different.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 11:35am EST

Tags: new jersey, segregation, Off the 8s, Stephanie Gaines-Bryant

APNewsBreak: Quote on MLK Memorial to be removed

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar endorsed a plan Tuesday to remove a disputed inscription from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, rather than cut into the granite to replace it with a fuller quotation.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 04:59pm EST

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, National Park Service, Ken Salazar

Three teenagers shot in Southeast D.C., one near school

Three teenage males were shot in three Southeast D.C. locations Thursday morning, including one in front of Martin Luther King Elementary School, police say.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 04:50pm EST

Tags: teenager, SE, Southeast, Imagine, charter, elementary, shooting, pursuit