March on Washington 50th anniversary
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech, the Missourian asked readers what causes they would march for today.
Jefferson City State Capitol hosted a Freedom March on Wednesday for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
At the National Cathedral in Washington, the central bell tower played "Lift Every Voice and Sing" from the carillon. The bells rang for about 15 minutes to mark the moment when the speech was delivered.
In 1963, Gene Robertson traveled to Washington, D.C., to witness the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Nimrod Chapel, stationed in Asia, listened through the radio.
The link between civil rights activism and America's immigration reality brings history full circle as the demographic change being seen across the U.S. owes some of its existence to the decades-ago movement.
As the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech nears, residents of Birmingham, Ala., talk about the changes they have seen in the city but recognize that more work needs to be done.
A Missourian reader writes that he would march for the fundamental right to vote.
Tens of thousands marched to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech. They said King's dream included equality for not only African-Americans but also for other groups.
In the past 50 years, people around the world have marched for topics as diverse as animal rights, energy dependence, marriage equality, abortion, education and gun rights.