Archive for August 24th, 2013

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Aug
13

A Picture Truly Is Worth A Thousand Words

The Rev. Bobby Turner of Columbus, Ohio, places his hand on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

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24
Aug
13

A Historic Day In Images

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

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Rev. Al Sharpton links arms with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), as they are joined by other civil rights activists and politicians to march during the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial

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Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., speaks at a rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

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Sabrina Fulton, mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, speaks at the podium in front of the Lincoln Memorial

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Hamil Harris: William Allison, 92, came to today’s march with same sign he marched with in ’63

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24
Aug
13

The Dream Relived & Its Lasting Legacy…

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“3000 miles to history”

“Some people pooh-poohed the idea. They didn’t think it was going to work. They thought there was going to be a lot of violence, and so our committee met every weekand we said, O.K., what do we need to move this really large group of people from all over, to bring them in? We needed public relations. We needed to have a medical corps of nurses and doctors on hand. We needed to have Porta-Pottys, arrange transportation. Once we had charter buses, regular buses coming in—what’s going to happen to those? Where are people going to park?”

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Harry Belafonte

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As a kid, there was not much I could aspire to, because the achievement of black people in spaces of power and rule and governance was not that evident, and therefore we were diminished in the way we thought we could access power and be part of the American fabric. So we who came back from this war having expectations and finding that there were none to be harvested were put upon to make a decision. We could accept the status quo as it was beginning to reveal itself with these oppressive laws still in place. Or, as had begun to appear on the horizon, stimulated by something Mahatma Gandhi of India had done, we could start this quest for social change by confronting the state a little differently. Let’s do it nonviolently, let’s use passive thinking applied to aggressive ideas, and perhaps we could overthrow the oppression by making it morally unacceptable.”

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 The bus was on fire and was filling up with smoke. -Hank Thomas

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“Separate, but equal” drinking fountains in North Carolina, photographed by Elliott Erwitt in 1950.

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“When I first met Dr. King, I was 16, and he came to speak at our high school gathering. They have kids from all over the country come as representatives of their part of the country. So there were a couple hundred of us, and we would meet in groups and discuss politics, and we were discussingnonviolence because it was a Quaker-based group. And then Dr. King came and spoke, and I was just stunned, because this man was doing what we had talked about. They had just started the more publicly seen and known boycotts in Montgomery, and I just wept through the whole thing, because it made something real to me. It was real, but I hadn’t seen an example of it in my daily life, and there it was.”

Continue reading ‘The Dream Relived & Its Lasting Legacy…’

24
Aug
13

Game, Set and Match

@FLOTUS: A behind-the-scenes look just before the First Lady & @SerenaWilliams kick off Kids’ Day at the #USOpen. #LetsMove

From left, Denis Kudla, Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams, Jack Sock, first lady Michelle Obama, center, Melanie Oudin, Donald Young, Christina McHale, Ryan Harrison, and Madison Keys

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, August 24

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More in a bit, off for a Cheesy Puff sandwich 😎

24
Aug
13

The March on Washington: The Speeches

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24
Aug
13

The March on Washington, IV

Donna!!!!!!

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Live streaming:

C-Span * National Action Network

24
Aug
13

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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C-Span * National Action Network

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Legacy:

24
Aug
13

The March on Washington, II

Marchers clasp hands in prayer during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington August 24

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C-Span * National Action Network

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Main Speakers (from 11:0 AM EDT):

Nancy Pelosi * Bernice King * Steny Hoyer * Myrlie Evers-Williams * Attorney General Eric Holder * Martin Luther King, III * Rev. Al Sharpton * Trayvon Martin family * Emmett Till family

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March down Independence Avenue, passing the King Memorial to the Washington Monument

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Legacy – from yesterday, heading to see the President in Scranton:

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A sheet of the U.S. Postal Service stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is seen during an unveiling event at the Newseum in Washington

24
Aug
13

Rise and March

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The August 24th National Action To Realize The Dream March Led By Rev. Al Sharpton & Martin Luther King, III To Include Brief Remarks By Attorney General Eric Holder, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Steny Hoyer, Newark Mayor Corey Booker, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Bernice King, The Families of Emmett Till & Trayvon Martin & Many Others From Civil Rights, Labor & The Church

Main Speakers (from 11:0 AM EDT):

Nancy Pelosi * Bernice King * Steny Hoyer * Myrlie Evers-Williams * Attorney General Eric Holder * Martin Luther King, III * Rev. Al Sharpton * Trayvon Martin family * Emmett Till family

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March down Independence Avenue, passing the King Memorial to the Washington Monument

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Live streaming:

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Coverage on C-Span starts at 9:0 AM EDT

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Instagram: The family of Trayvon Martin. The family of Emmett Till. 50 years later, they march together…

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Morning everyone, just wanted to post the live links above, back later with more.




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