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60 years after the March on Washington, MLK’s speech rings true for students

August 25, 2023
Caption reads, "[Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mathew Ahmann in a crowd.], 8/28/1963" Original black and white negative by Rowland Scherman. Taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States (The National Archives and Records Administration). Colorized by Jordan J. Lloyd. U.S. Information Agency. Press and Publications Service. ca. 1953-ca. 1978. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/542015

Nearly 60 years after the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, a Howard University professor said his students still find the address relevant — once they read the entire speech. Marcus Board Jr., associate professor of political science at Howard University, points out that the first part of King’s speech was a sharp critique of the nation’s treatment of Black Americans.

 

Article Source: WTOP

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