From the pulpit to the parks, the city of Birmingham this week is looking for thousands of people to visit that city this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most horrific acts of racial violence in the nation’s history and to see how the city has changed. On September 15, 1963, […]
Actor Jamie Foxx spoke during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday where he encouraged fellow entertainers like Kanye West and Jay-Z to become civil rights leaders in the mold of Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson. “Everybody my age, and all the entertainers, it’s time for us to stand up […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly is apologizing for incorrectly claiming that no Republicans were invited to participate in ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights. In his on-air apology Thursday, O’Reilly said it was a reminder to check the facts before making a definitive statement. […]
Rev. Al Sharpton talks with the TJMS about continuing Dr. Martin Luther King‘s dream and the success of his celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
First Lady Michelle Obama commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington by inviting a group of predominantly black grade school students to the White House on Tuesday and showing them a documentary that chronicles the life of civil rights activist Whitney Young – who was raised in segregated Kentucky and became head of […]
The Tom Joyner Morning Show highlights notable quotes from various people during the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington including Mayor Cory Booker, Rev. Al Sharpton and Attorney General Eric Holder and combines it with Dr. MLK’s 1963 speech to create this beautiful musical tribute to two powerful moments in history.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mary-Pat Hector of Atlanta was operating much like a 1960s civil rights activist as she laid plans for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. She was constantly on the phone as she confirmed event details, tweaked the draft of the speech she gave at Saturday’s rally at the Lincoln Memorial […]
Join us as we march and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Send us your photos via social media using #MLK50 and we’ll include your photos in a gallery on BlackAmericaWeb.com. With the continuing challenges of Black America in mind, despite our first African-American president, it’s a good […]
Gabrielle Union will be at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Saturday but don’t expect to see boyfriend Dwyane Wade there with her. She told the Tom Joyner Morning Show that Wade and his two sons, Zaire and Zion are on their annual “mancation” and won’t be back until tomorrow. You can […]
Historian Taylor Branch has written several books, including a trilogy on Dr. King that begins with “Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963,” which won the Pulitzer Prize and “The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement” released earlier this year. His essay “Remembering the March” was excerpted in USA Today. […]
To celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, BET will cover the events live from the anniversary March on the Washington Mall on Saturday to the “Let Freedom Ring” event on the actual anniversary date of the March next Wednesday, August 28th. “50 – The March and the Movement” airs live […]