August 24, 2013 Fifty years after the March on Washington, we ventured to the National Mall and met people who made that 1963 journey, and others making it for the first time.
August 24, 2013 Grandparents with grandchildren were among the tens of thousands gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement's March on Washington. The rally is among many events around the nation's capital over several days marking the historic march.
August 24, 2013 Organizers say they expect 100,000 people to attend Saturday's events ahead of the Aug. 28 anniversary of the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
August 24, 2013 It was called "The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." So what effects did the historic rally have on employment in the United States?
August 21, 2013 When she was just 12, Edith Lee-Payne's face was immortalized in an iconic photo from the March on Washington. Decades would pass before Payne learned that her image has been used as part of documentaries, books, calendars and exhibits about the history of the civil rights movement.
August 15, 2013 The strategist behind the 1963 march will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. As a gay man, his position in the movement was questioned. But now he is considered "an amazing role model" for activists of color who are also gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
August 14, 2013 In August 1963, Robert Avery of Gadsden, Ala., was 15 and active in the civil rights movement. He and two friends were bent on participating in the March on Washington, but with little money, they had no choice but to hitchhike — on Southern roads that could be dangerous for segregation opponents.
August 5, 2013 When civil rights worker Jack Hansan traveled to Washington to participate in the march, the fear of violence breaking out was very real. But the father of four knew he had to be there, not just to witness history, but also to play a part in changing it.