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March on Washington

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

2013 IN REVIEW: Civil Rights Movement Turns 50

The tumultuous year of 1963 included the March on Washington, Dr. King’s historic speech, and the assassination of Pres. Kennedy.

12/26/2013

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Schools To Get Free Access To Civil Rights Documentaries

A new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities is providing schools and communities free access to documentaries tracing the civil rights movement.

10/22/2013

Stigall Show Log 8.29.13

Chris reviews President Obama’s speech at the Lincoln Memorial and his comments on Syria, the decision of New Hope’s mayor not to perform same sex marriages, and cancer survival rates in Great Britain. He talks to Lisa DePaulo about her article in Philadelphia Magazine and Comedian Tom Segura.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/29/2013

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Philadelphian Who Attended Martin Luther King, Jr’s Original Speech Recalls Momentous Event

Reverend Robert Polk was there on the Mall 50 years ago, three-quarters of the way back along the reflecting pool.

08/28/2013

(Soul singer Alexis P. Suter, center, sings songs performed at the 1963 March on Washington as part of the National Constitution Center's anniversary celebration.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Anniversary of Dr. MLK’s Famous Speech Commemorated at Constitution Center

“The document that gives us our rights is what we celebrate here every day — the Constitution — and that’s what they were fighting for in 1963,” notes NCC program coordinator Jenna Winterle.

08/28/2013

Americans from across the country visited Washington D.C. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

50 Years After King’s March On Washington, Civil Rights Leaders Say There Is Still Work To Do

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and area thought leaders weigh-in on the pace of the progress toward the “dream” since that day.

08/28/2013

Stigall Show Log 8.26.13

Chris reviews his Saturday night at the Phillies game, the Republicans record on civil rights and President Obama’s visit to Scranton on Friday. He also talks to Michael Bronstein and Colin Hanna on the Monday Morning Matchup and Phillies Broadcaster Larry Andersen.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/26/2013

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Ralliers From Across Country Attend March On Washington Anniversary Celebration

In the nation’s capital Saturday there was a message of hope, but also one of action.

08/24/2013

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters 28 August 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC (Washington Monument in background) during the 'March on Washington'. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Groups Add Philadelphia Voice To Anniversary Of March On Washington

It was August 28, 1968 when more than 200,000 people stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial for one of the largest demonstrations in America’s history.

08/23/2013

(Martin Luther King III speaks at Philadelphia City Hall as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington nears.  Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Eldest Son of Dr. MLK Visits Philadelphia As ‘I Have a Dream’ Anniversary Draws Near

Mayor Michael Nutter joined Martin Luther King III at City Hall to announce that Philadelphia will join a national campaign on poverty, jobs, and education as the 50th anniversay of the historic March on Washington draws near.

08/07/2013

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