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  • View from on high: a memory of the March

    View from on high: a memory of the March
    In the spring of 1963, when I was a student at the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps School in Charlottesville, Va., the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to town to speak to the student body of the University of Virginia. At the time, my brother,...
  • Why we still march

    Why we still march
    Constance Baker Motley, the great civil rights lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, was not planning to attend the now-famous civil rights March on Washington 50 years ago this month. She was exhausted. As one of Martin Luther King's lawyers during...
  • Looking forward to an exhibit on jockeys [Editorial]

    Looking forward to an exhibit on jockeys [Editorial]
    There are many lingering and tragic results of racism in this nation that are likely to take generations to untangle, and one is the unfortunate state of the reputation of African-American horse jockeys from an age gone by. Iris Barnes, curator and...
  • Teens reflect on changes since the March on Washington

    Teens reflect on changes since the March on Washington
    Much has changed for the last three generations of 17-year-old Charles Evans' family. His grandfather participated in the March on Washington, but he still dared not dream that a black man would become president, Evans said. When Evans' father later joked...
  • Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race

    Obama touts progress, 'unfinished business' on race
    The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains...
  • Back Story: Randolph laid groundwork for March on Washington

    Back Story: Randolph laid groundwork for March on Washington
    The momentous events that culminated in the March on Washington 50 years ago this week have largely overlooked the legacy of one man whose own dream of such a march was more than two decades in the making. Asa Philip Randolph — better known as A....
  • In Annapolis, honoring the 'foot soldiers' of March on Washington

    In Annapolis, honoring the 'foot soldiers' of March on Washington
    On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, state, local and city leaders gathered in Annapolis Aug. 28 for the dedication of “the nation’s first memorial to the 250,000 foot soldiers of the March.” Built by the Annapolis-based...
  • Back Story: Maddox openly defied Civil Rights Act in Georgia

    Back Story: Maddox openly defied Civil Rights Act in Georgia
    I was traveling alone in Georgia during the summer of 1964 to visit relatives, and vividly recall that a year after the March on Washington, a sense of racial tension still permeated much of the South. I was from New Jersey, my mother was from Macon, Ga....
  • Small KKK group holds rally at Civil War battlefield

    Small KKK group holds rally at Civil War battlefield
    On a Civil War battlefield where tens of thousands of men clashed fifteen decades ago, eight Ku Klux Klan members unfurled their group's banner Saturday afternoon and called for a new uprising to oust President Barack Obama. The Klansmen — who...
  • Hrabowski revisits Birmingham church bombing memories

    Hrabowski revisits Birmingham church bombing memories
    Fifty years ago, Freeman A. Hrabowski III was in a Sunday church service in Birmingham, Ala. when someone handed his pastor a note containing horrifying news — a sister church, 16th Street Baptist, had just been bombed. The pastor stopped the...
  • You can't take Baltimore out of the boy [Commentary]

    You can't take Baltimore out of the boy [Commentary]
    Although I have lived in New Jersey for nearly 60 years, I still explain my strange loyalties by saying "You can take the boy out of Baltimore, but you can't take Baltimore out of the boy." While I left Charm City for good in 1955 (long before the...
  • Calls for civil rights case follow Zimmerman verdict

    Calls for civil rights case follow Zimmerman verdict
    The Baltimore-based NAACP and the pastor of a city mega-church were among those calling Sunday for a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman after the Florida man was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Meanwhile,...