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Equality has a stamp of its own now as the United States Postal Service (USPS) introduced the 1963 March on Washington limited-edition forever stamp to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic milestone.
For the first time, the postal service unveiled the stamp with the help of people across the country.
Throughout the month, individuals added their photo to the March on Washington stamp on the USPS’s Facebook page to help reveal a small piece of the stamp.
During its First-Day-of- Issuance ceremony at the Newseum in …
Milwaukee kicked off its celebration of the March on Washington Anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 24th with its own march along Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Milwaukee. Pictured in front leading the march are Attorney James Hall, president of the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP and Ralph Hollmon, president/ CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)
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By Cassandra Lans
Beginning on Friday, Aug. 23, 2014 Milwaukee will follow the rest of the nation and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Local activists and organizations in Milwaukee will come together on Saturday, Aug. 24 to unite in the fight for victory over poverty, violence, education, police misconduct, unemployment and civil rights.
According to one of Saturday’s event organizer, Activist Tracey Dent,various representatives from the Sikh Temple, Nation of Islam, Voces De La Frontera, Pastors United, Churches, Milwaukee Urban League, NAACP, Queen Council, …
By Marc Morial
President of the National Urban League
“We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so we’ve come to cash this check…” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 1963 March on Washington.
This Saturday, August 24th, 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King stirred the conscience of the nation with a dream “deeply rooted in the American Dream,” the National Urban League will join thousands of citizens in a return pilgrimage to the Lincoln Memorial and the new King …
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Fifty years ago, Whitney M. Young Jr., president of the National Urban League from 1961-71, worked alongside his fellow civil rights, social justice and labor movement leaders to organize the March on Washington, where 300,000 people gathered to demand jobs and freedom.
As America prepares to mark the anniversary of this historic gathering, the National Urban League, under the leadership of Marc H. Morial, will once again mobilize citizens across the nation to gather in Washington, D.C. and continue the push for economic empowerment and justice.
The National Urban League is working …
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On Saturday, August 24, 2013 the National Action Network will be holding a 50th Anniversary March on Washington in Washington, DC to stand together against the recent attack on voter rights, against Stand Your Ground and racial profiling, and to continue to raise awareness on unemployment, poverty, gay rights and other critical issues affecting our nation.
Fifty years ago the March on Washington changed the nation. It was an historic event that lead to the passage of the very civil rights legislation that ended Jim Crow and began the modern era …
Rev. Darryl R. Williams and the St. Mark A.M.E. Church family had the honor of sharing a renowned photo exhibit with the public during this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration. The digital photo exhibition “And Freedom For All” contained 48 historical photographs from the archives of LOOK magazine photographer Stanley Tretick.
The photos depict the March on Washington and participants surrounding the Lincoln Memorial; African Americans participating in the March; President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon Johnson at the White House, U.S. Capitol and Lincoln Memorial …