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Andrew Young Says Fight Not Over For Equality

WASHINGTON (AP/WAOK) – Civil rights leader Andrew Young says the struggle for black America continues 50 years after the historic March on Washington. Young said Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech that day […]


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Limited-Edition March On Washington Stamp Unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP/WAOK) – Georgia congressman John Lewis and actress Gabrielle Union have joined the U.S. Postal Service in unveiling a stamp commemorating the 1963 March on Washington. Lewis tells a ceremony at the Newseum, quote, […]


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Mo Ivory: Retracing The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington – In Flip Flops!

I’m just a girl from the Bronx. I was raised on the 5th floor of a tall building in NYC that was and is still sinking. I have one sister, my parents are divorced. I […]


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March On Washington To Be Marked In Ceremonies

WASHINGTON (WAOK) – The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington will be marked in a ceremony tomorrow. A number of prominent speakers will address the event on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. That’s […]


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Legislators Promise Voting Rights Push

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – State lawmakers from around the country have formed an alliance they say will combat restrictive voting laws that have proliferated in recent years. Legislators from Georgia, Nevada and Iowa ,among other states, […]



Rev. Bernice King, President Jimmy Carter, C.T. Vivian Kick off 50th Anniv. Of March On Washington At The Carter Center

ATLANTA (WAOK)-President  Jimmy Carter, the Reverend Bernice King and  Civil Rights leader CT Vivian  in partnership with Target and Points of Light  kicked  off festivities  Sunday celebrating the  50th Anniversary of the March on Washington […]


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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Inscription Removed

WASHINGTON D.C. (WAOK)-The controversial inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial has been removed. The process took about four days of sandblasting and cost nearly 800 thousand dollars. Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin, said through […]


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Congress Commemorates 1963 March On Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats are meeting in the grand Statuary Hall of the Capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Wednesday’s ceremony was being […]


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[VIDEO] George Zimmerman Stopped For Speeding In Texas

FORNEY, Texas (AP) — Police in a Dallas suburb say they stopped George Zimmerman for speeding. Forney police say Zimmerman was stopped Sunday while driving west on U.S. 80, about 20 miles east of Dallas. […]


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Rev. Jackson Defends ‘Apartheid’ Comments About Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Despite calls to apologize by Florida’s governor, the Rev. Jesse Jackson is standing by his comments that the state’s struggle with the Trayvon Martin case can be compared to the civil […]