Carlotta Walls LaNier was the youngest of the nine black children who volunteered to be the first to integrate the then all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Fifty years after Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, we hear from a group of high school sophomores in the racially and ethnically-diverse city of Aurora, Colorado.
Gloria Richardson, one of the few women on the program at the 1963 March on Washington, was only allowed to say "hello" before her microphone was taken away.
An interfaith service at the historic Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington D.C. began the events commemorating the 1963 March on Washington. NPR's Brakkton Booker brings us this postcard.
We speak with two African American activists: Kim Moore, the 28-year-old founder of Soul Revision consulting, and Austin Thompson, a 26-year-old millennial coordinator for the SEIU.
The "Let Freedom Ring" commemoration today marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington.
In 1963, Eleanor Holmes Norton was a young civil rights activist who helped organize the March on Washington. Today she is the Congresswoman representing the District of Columbia.
As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington approaches, what has and hasn't been achieved between 1963 and now, particularly for black Americans?
Experts familiar with the archive of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s pre-1963 manuscripts and letters say you can see the themes King outlined in his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.
When he was 23, Congressman John Lewis stood near Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. He reflects on that day and shares his new graphic...