50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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Many people don’t realize this but, in 1963, two months before Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream Speech” in Washington, D.C., he delivered a similar speech before a crowd of thousands in Detroit Michigan. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of that June 22, 1963 speech and march, the Detroit Branch of the NAACP and the UAW are organizing a Freedom March on June 22, 2013 in Detroit Michigan.
People interested in that march and wanting further details should contact the Detroit Branch of the NAACP at (313) 871-2087 or go to www.DetroitNAACP.org.
Naturally there is great interest in the activities surrounding the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. A number of national and international media organizations (including radio, television, and print) have made inquiries about covering the activities referenced on this site – including the conference on civil rights to be held at Howard University on August 27, 2013 and the commemorative march to be held on August 28, 2013. We are truly honored by these request and look forward to sharing the good news that comes from these and other related activities.
But we had to make a decision regarding who was going to be the “official” news organization to cover the conference at Howard on August 27, 2013 and commemorative march that will occur on the following day. Among the many request that we received, only one news organization stood out from all of the others – Eliot Hine Middle School Radio.
Faith Ringgold’s pointed political paintings of the 1960’s are the focus of “American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s,” an exhibition on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) June 21–November 10, 2013.
Fannie Lou Hamer once said “All my life I’ve been sick and tired. Now I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” If anyone had a reason to be “sick and tired” of being “sick and tired” it was Fannie Lou Hamer. Sterilized against her will when she was just a child and jailed and beaten for demanding and exercising the rights which we take for granted today, Ms. Hamer epitomized the blend of courage, community, and confidence that made the civil rights movement the success that it was.
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On the 48th Anniversary of the March on Washington a student in Rochester New York made this powerful video showing a collection of pictures and film footage from the 60s civil rights movement. Think you can put together an equally powerful video showing what the 60’s civil rights movement meant to you or to America? Power up your PCs and Macs and send us your best videos. A panel of experts and activist will issue a $250.00 prize for the first place winner; a $150.00 prize for the second place winner; and a $50.00 prize for the third place winner. Hurry… all entries must be made by June 1, 2013