The March on Washington: Then and Now

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  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)
  • Rep. John Conyers (Michigan)
  • Rep. John Conyers (Michigan)
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina)
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (New York)
  • Julian Bond
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (New York)
  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)
  • Julian Bond
  • Wade Henderson
  • You Had to Be There
  • Rep. John Lewis (Georgia)

Rep. John Conyers (Michigan)

In the five decades following Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s declaration of the dream, the United States stands at a crossroads. We live in a society where racial discrimination remains an ongoing problem in terms of education, economic opportunity and redlining, racial profiling and disparate treatment by law enforcement as well as threats to voting rights. While we are appreciative of the past, the struggle for full equality continues.

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