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August 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

57 Years Later, ‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’ March on Washington Kicks Off

Protesters continuing to push for racial justice took to the National Mall Friday for the March on Washington. Friday marked the 57th anniversary of a seminal moment in Civil Rights history. On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led the march to demand civil rights for Black people. It was there he delivered his iconic […]

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May 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Thousands Rally to Support International Workers’ Day and Immigration

“No more barriers and no more walls,” was the message during the march on Washington early Monday in honor of International Workers’ Day. Thousands gathered at Dupont Circle to rally against President Donald Trump’s policies and administration. “We are calling for a rally for immigrants and workers to tell the Trump administration that we are […]

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February 2, 2017 | Phil Fabrizio

A Walk With Linda

I have known Linda for nearly 20 years. Back in the day we were members of a local Gaithersburg training group preparing for Marine Corps Marathons. The larger group dispersed except for a small select number of runners and cyclist friends who have been getting together religiously for decades on Saturday mornings to train, to […]

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September 8, 2013 | Staff Writer

March on Washington Reflections (Video)

Montgomery College’s Steve Houk reports from the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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August 27, 2013 | Tamika Smith

Thousands March for Voting Rights and Job Equality (Video)

Civil rights leaders, celebrities and marchers from across the country have been commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in the nation’s capital. The initial events started on August 24 with organizations to include the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Action Network, and National Association […]

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August 23, 2013 | Tamika Smith

March on Washington: Smith Says Economic Equality Needed (Video)

The commemoration of the 50th anniversary for the March on Washington starts on August 24. As thousands of people get ready to partake in this historic day in the nation’s capital, Montgomery County leadership reflects on this milestone. Takoma Park Councilmember Jarrett Smith (D-Ward 5) sat down with MyMCMedia’s Tamika Smith to share his perspective […]

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August 23, 2013 | Tamika Smith

March on Washington: Ervin Says Lead Fight Forward (Video)

As thousands of people prepare to travel to the nation’s capital to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Montgomery County leadership reflects on what this milestone means. Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin (D-District 5) sat down with MyMCMedia’s Tamika Smith to share he perspective on this historic moment. Councilmember Ervin made history […]

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August 21, 2013 | Staff Writer

photo of Barbara Mikulski

Senator Mikulski’s Thoughts on Renewing the Dream

U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski released this statement on August 20 about the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington: Renewing the Dream: The Fight for Justice, Equality & Freedom 50 Years After the March on Washington “In the coming days, Americans across our state and our nation will come together to commemorate […]

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