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Crowds Recall the Faith that Animated MLK’s Unfinished Dream
Originally Posted: 08/28/2013 - 4:37pm | Type: Blog

Fifty years to the day after Martin Luther King, Jr., knocked on the nation’s conscience with his dream, religious leaders gathered in a historic church to remind the nation that he was fueled by faith. ...

'Because They Marched:' Obama's Remarks on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Originally Posted: 08/28/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama's speech from the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Editor's Note:  The fol ...

Inspiration Is Nice, But We Need Action
Originally Posted: 08/27/2013 - 7:58am | Type: Blog

Change starts with the moment we invite the Spirit that inspires and infuses those powerful words to get inside of us. We’ve spent the last few days recalling the anniversary of t ...

Celebrations of ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech Obscure Its Critique
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 12:22pm | Type: Blog

It may be the most famous speech of the 20th century. Millions of American schoolchildren who never experienced Jim Crow or whites-only water fountains know the phrase “I have a dream.” But scholars say it wou ...

Why I Will Be Marching on Washington and Why You Should Too
Originally Posted: 08/26/2013 - 1:47pm | Type: Blog

Thankfully, "separate but equal" is a vestige of the past; Jim Crow segregation is no longer the law of the land; and racial slurs and derogatory remarks are no longer acceptable. However, we must re ...

An Image Beloved, A Prophet Rejected
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

Forty-five years ago yesterday, Dr. King arrived in Memphis, Tenn., to support a sanitation workers’ strike seeking to unionize. He was assassinated the next day — the anniversary we today remember — and in a ...

Electric Burma and Amnesty International's Musical "Toast to Freedom"
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Amnesty International has released a new song, "Toast to Freedom," recorded by nearly 50 artists from around the world. Watch a video for the song and learn mo ...

Fifty Years of USAID: There is Hope Ahead
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

But one thing that remains is USAID. 2012 marks the agency’s 50th anniversary, and its commitment to global political, economic and social development has been sustained since its foundation in 1961. USAID ha ...

50 Years of Peace Corps, 10 Years of War
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 5:24am | Type: Blog

As the Peace Corps celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, it is time to take stock and commit to making it bigger, better and bolder. As one of four members of the House who volunteered, I answered f ...

Examples of Civility, Then and Now
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The calls for a more <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/civility/" target="_blank">civil discourse</a> in our public life spurred by the shooting in <a href="http://blog. ...