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The March on Washington, III

A marcher holds a U.S. flag bearing the image of President Barack Obama during the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial

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124 Responses to “The March on Washington, III”


  1. 6 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Merlie Evers Williams!!!

  2. August 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Just stopping by quicjly to wish everybody a great day and week. See you in September.

  3. 11 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    Brilliant!!

    Just like we turned Obamacare from the curse-word the RWers wanted to make it, let us change Stand Your Ground to a positive. Stand Your Ground for Freedom and Justice!!! Thank you Ms. Evers-Williams!!

  4. August 24, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    • 14 Dudette
      August 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    • 15 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      Loved how Ms. Evers-Williams urged not only the inclusion of the names and voices of women civil rights activists in the commemoration of the March and all of the accounts of the efforts last century, but also suggested to the older leaders to move aside a little and help the young people of today to find their voice!

      She also quoted Sojourner Truth’s extemporaneous “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech … there are some accounts that those four words were not spoken at the time of its delivery, but added later. In any event, I’m glad whether or not they were original or added … I’m glad those words were again brought up, today, because they are needed as a reminder as the War on Women rears its ugly head again, not that it ever fully left our country and the world.

      Here’s a link to a couple of versions of “Ain’t I a Woman?” – and why we all still weep for not only the lack of human kindness and respect toward our brothers but also toward our sisters!

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain%27t_I_a_Woman%3F

  5. 16 sherijr
    August 24, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    John Lewis.

  6. 17 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm
  7. 18 yardarm756
    August 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    LOOK A THAT CROWD!—–water works,big time…….(GOD help me.)

    • 19 sherijr
      August 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm

      ((((((((((((((yardarm)))))))))))) handing you a tissue~

    • 23 HZ
      August 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      Yardard756, (((((((((((((((((((((((( Thank you for all you did, do, and will always do.))))))))))))))))))))))))) I am crying like a sweet little baby. Knowing that 50 years ago, we saw Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Jr., and now we have in the beautiful Great Photo of our March, President Barack H. Obama. This is such a beautiful tapestry of Great History Through Our Marching Feet all these 50 years. Marching On with President Obama for our future young men and women.HZ

    • 25 Dudette
      August 24, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      It’s truly a beautiful sight! {{{{{ yardarm }}}}}

  8. 26 MightyPamela
    August 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I. LOVE. THIS. FLAG. Oh my goodness gracious me!!

  9. 28 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Now THAT is an American flag I would love to get a replica of! That wouldn’t be you holding that flag would it , CC?

  10. 32 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Go Randy and Asean!!

  11. 33 hopefruit2
    August 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    WOW…Rep Lewis…tears…

  12. 36 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Rep. John Lewis is a hero. Amazes me every single day. The only living speaker from the 1963 March On Washington and he just laid downt he gauntlet.

  13. 37 Vicki
    August 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Cory Booker magnificant today. Props for naming Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner.
    The kerfuffle during 2013 when Cory seemed to stand up for Wall Street, well as far as I’m concerned, that is history.
    Senator Booker will seve our country well and I will be cheering him on. TOD, do we agree on this?

  14. 45 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Look at this mofo

  15. 46 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm
  16. 47 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm
  17. 48 sherijr
    August 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Good speech by MLKIII !

  18. 55 donna dem 4 obama
    August 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Swooning……

  19. 66 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    :-D :-D :-D

  20. 71 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm
  21. 72 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Tell it RevAl!!!

  22. 73 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm
  23. August 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    GM Chips, TOD…… hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful weekend!

  24. 75 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Rev Al. is speaking truth to power.

  25. 76 a4alice
    August 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    go rev al

  26. 77 mtmarilyn
    August 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Boy is the Rev Al bringing it home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. 79 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm
  28. 80 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Well!!

  29. 81 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm
  30. August 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    They can continue to ignore the will of the people at their own peril. Wonderful speeches today! Rev. Al is dynamic!

  31. 83 sherijr
    August 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Rev Al hitting on every.single.thing. ooooohRah!

  32. 86 mtmarilyn
    August 24, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    This speech by Rev Al is bringing tears to my eyes.

  33. 87 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Amen! Amen! Amen! PREACH Rev. Al Sharpton!!!!!

  34. 88 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm
  35. 89 sherijr
    August 24, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Oh I am enjoying the hell outta this, thank you Rev. Al.

  36. 90 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Let’s do some flipping in 2014! Yessss, Rev Al.

  37. 92 a4alice
    August 24, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    wow! Rev Al was amazing! The old america and the new america quote was really profound!

  38. 93 yardarm756
    August 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    My high school classmate.

    • 94 Dudette
      August 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      Please tweet that!!

      • 95 yardarm756
        August 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

        Be my guest. I haven’t mastered that yet.

        • 96 Dudette
          August 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm

          Here’s how you do it:

          1. View the video from YouTube (e.g., click on the YouTube logo below the video above and it’ll open the video on YouTube)
          2. Below the video in YouTube, look for the words “About” and “Share”
          3. Click on “Share” and it will display a list of incons with the logos different social media sites for sharing.
          4. The first logo is the Facebook “f’, second is the Twttier logo (white bird inside blue box) – iIt’ll say “Share on Twitter” when you roll your mouse across it.
          5. To tweet the video, you just click on the Twitter icon.
          6. Clicking on the Twitter icon will open up a little pop-up window with the tweet box.
          7. You can edit the tweet, if you want to change any of the text. Then just hit the Tweet button to submit it.

          That’s it!

    • 98 Dakota
      August 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

      Love me some Mavis!

    • 99 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Love her!

  39. 100 hopefruit2
    August 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm
  40. 101 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm
  41. 102 mtmarilyn
    August 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Oh my that was quite the speech. Now we all need to bring it home. It is up to all of us to do this.

  42. 103 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Love that Rev Al just gave Rev Jackson some props!

  43. 104 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm
  44. 105 yardarm756
    August 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Rev Al you are talking too much about yourself! :-(

    • 106 hopefruit2
      August 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      I disagree. I thought his speech was the opposite actually – expansive, phenomenal and inspiring.

    • 108 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      His self-promotion is kinda transparent, eh? At least everybody expects it, and he walks the walk so ya gotta love him.

      • 109 hopefruit2
        August 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm

        Rep Lewis spoke about himself as well. But I think that their personal experiences as related are important in the context of this event. As you said, these men are not just talking about themselves – they have walked the walk, and are going to continue walking the walk.

  45. 110 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm
  46. 111 Linda
    August 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    I was hoping to see Colin Powell … Maybe Wednesday ?

  47. 112 HZ
    August 24, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Rev. Al Sharpton had the choir standing today. (((((((((((((((( We Love You, Rev. Al))))))))))))))))HZ

  48. 114 HZ
    August 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I saw Mayor Nutter and Dr. Henry Gates Jr., in the crowd. I can’t wait for Wed. These young and old, from every walk of life and organization are networking there, believe me. I know two beautiful hard working people who are there working with the networking to get involved with the voting registrations all over this nation. HZ

  49. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    August 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Dr. Lowery!

  50. 122 a4alice
    August 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Rev Joseph Lowery is speaking and he’s doing a great job.

  51. 123 mtmarilyn
    August 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    We come to Washington to March, we go home at agitate!


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