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 "our great unfinished business."
Fifty years to the day after his grandfather made the trip to Washington, Evans was one of a small group of students at Randallstown High School gathered to hear a re-enactment of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech and reflect on their futures.
Members of the Carroll Co. chapter of the NAACP joined tens of thousands on Sat., Aug. 24, at National Mall - at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial - in Washington DC to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington.
Gov. Martin O'Malley used a brief speech as part of Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to tie the civil rights movement to a wide range of domestic policy issues, from gun control and immigration to education, gay marriage and the economy.
People from all over the country were in Washington Aug. 24 to participate in the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for jobs, peace and freedom, which was led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The first-ever memorial to the "civil rights foot soldiers" who attended the 1963 March on Washington will be unveiled in Annapolis on Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of the march and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
Tens of thousands of marchers, including many from Baltimore, converged on Washington Saturday to celebrate the upcoming anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.
Half a century ago this Wednesday, as a bright sun climbed the sky above downtown Washington, Douglas B. Sands, then 29, stood a few hundred feet from the Lincoln Memorial and looked out over the National Mall in wonder.
Kenneth Collins, a 78-year-old retiree from Crofton, had a front-row seat to history at the March on Washington 50 years ago, when he was a police officer assigned to protect Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Washington this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington civil rights event. Several events are planned for the weekend and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, the anniversary of the day of the march. Baltimore-area civil rights groups are scrambling to keep up with the demand for bus reservations.
On Sunday, several hundred people filled the grassy Baltimore County park where Gwynn Oak Amusement Park once stood, toting chairs and picnic lunches and sipping water in the sweltering heat, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of 1963 desegregation protests on July 4 and 7.
The Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr., senior pastor of the New Shiloh Baptist Church whose Sunday preaching on the radio brought him an audience beyond his congregation of 5,000 members, died early Thursday of cancer at his daughter's Bowie home. He was 76.