Today’s post comes to us from Michael Hussey, education and exhibition specialist at the National Archives.(He’s also a speaker at tonight’s program!) Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913. In honor of her centennial, “Public Law 106-26, An Act to authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress to [...]
This coming Sunday is the dedication of the new Martin Luther King, Jr., National Memorial on the National Mall. It’s also the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington, when King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech to the assembled thousands. As I looked at the program from the day and then at some [...]
Posted by Hilary on August 22, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - World War II.
Tags: "I Have a Dream", 1963, A. Philip Randolph, August 28, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, March on Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, Mary McLeod Bethune, Medal of Freedom, National Mall, President Johnson, Pullman Company, segregation, Thurgood Marshall, W.E.B. DuBois