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Standing on the spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously urged Americans not to judge one another by the color of their skin, President Obama said Wednesday that Americans must use the example of the civil rights marchers of 50 years ago to press for his brand of economic justice for the middle class.
The daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Bernice King, implied at the 50th anniversary of her father's "I Have a Dream" speech that Florida is no more free than war-torn Syria.
The president of a black civic participation advocacy group on Wednesday compared conservative Supreme Court justices to Ku Klux Klan members while speaking in Washington on the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
President Obama says that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. "would like" the Affordable Care Act that is set to kick in this fall and that has become a top target of Republicans.
Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. laid out his dream at the March on Washington, those who flocked to the Mall on Wednesday in commemoration said his struggle for civil rights has blossomed into a broader movement encompassing gay, women's, immigrants' and animals' rights.
When President Obama addresses the throngs expected to gather Wednesday for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, don't expect an exact echo of the themes or the oratory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s electrifying "I Have a Dream" speech.
Barbara Blackburn was 22 years old when she hopped in a cab as the sun rose on Aug. 28, 1963, and headed toward the Lincoln Memorial. She was one of about 250,000 people on the Mall that historic day 50 years ago to hear the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous "I Have a Dream" speech and inspire a peaceful civil rights revolution.
A group of black faith leaders citing Martin Luther King Jr. have taken to Capitol Hill to push lawmakers to crack down on gun ownership and pass a national law requiring background checks for all purchases.