Remarks by the President at the Let Freedom Ring Ceremony

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 28, 2013 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE “LET FREEDOM RING” CEREMONY COMMEMORATING THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON Lincoln Memorial 3:07 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: To the King family, … [Read more...]

Reflections on the March

By April Ryan, The historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was remembered at the Lincoln Memorial, the same spot from 50 years ago. Persons from all walks of life; civilians, entertainers, politicians and civil rights leaders attended the commemorative event. … [Read more...]

Continuing the March: 50 Years Later

By April Ryan, This week is a time of reflections on matters of fairness, race and justice as there are commemorative activities marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Dr. Rosalyn Terbborg-Penn, University Professor Emerita, Morgan … [Read more...]

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. With Our Lives

By Valerie Jarrett | Source: Today marks the 45th anniversary of the death of one of America’s great heroes and a giant of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was working on the frontlines of a movement in Memphis to support the sanitation workers on … [Read more...]