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Civil rights struggle through the entertainment lens

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley charts the history of race relations through movies, music and television.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 02:50pm EDT

Tags: Jason Fraley, movies, march on washington


Civil rights writings, photos on display at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is giving the public an inside look at the civil rights movement through interviews, photos and writings in a new collection.

Sunday - 08/25/2013, 04:19pm EDT

Tags: march on washington, thomas warren, Library of Congress, exhibit,


How much of King's speech has come true?

Thousands of people are arriving this weekend for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Saturday - 08/24/2013, 04:33pm EDT

Tags: march on washington, Andrew Mollenbeck, Taylor Branch,

Forever stamp commemorates March on Washington

The U.S. Postal Service is out with a forever stamp that commemorates the 1963 March on Washington.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 01:37pm EDT

Tags: march on washington, stamp, forever stamp,

Weekend Guide: March on Washington 50th Anniversary

The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington takes place on Aug. 28, but individuals, organizations and venues throughout the D.C. area are honoring the occasion all weekend long -- from serious and reflective gatherings, to more festive and family-focused affairs. Many of the events are free and open to the public. Here are our top picks for the weekend.

Friday - 08/23/2013, 08:28am EDT

Tags: Martin Luther King Jr., march on washington, weekend guide, events, D.C.,

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: Martin Luther King, I Have A Dream speech, memorial, Megan Cloherty, march on washington, MLK Memorial


U.Va. launches online TV civil rights news archive

Historical researchers, documentary filmmakers and educators now have access to an online archive of television news coverage of Virginia's civil rights era.

Tuesday - 08/06/2013, 12:59pm EDT

Tags: WSLS-TV, University of Virginia,

Tracy Martin to Congress: Verdict won't define son's life

The father of Trayvon Martin came to Washington Wednesday to address members of the newly formed Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 07:22am EDT

Tags: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Tracy Martin, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congress, race, michelle basch,


Danville to commemorate Bloody Monday anniversary

Danville is preparing to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the most violent of all days in the civil rights movement in Virginia.

Monday - 06/03/2013, 03:59pm EDT

Tags: Danville, Bloody Monday

50th anniversary of Woolworth's sit-in recalled

Mississippi will inaugurate a marker Tuesday recalling a civil rights protest 50 years ago when a white mob attacked a racially mixed group seated at a whites-only lunch counter.

Monday - 05/27/2013, 02:26pm EDT

Tags: Woolworth, Mississippi

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