Blogs by Dudley Cocke
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Fifty years ago this month, a quarter of a million people from across the United States peacefully marched on Washington D.C. for jobs and freedom. It was the biggest civil rights rally in the nation’s history, marked by M. L. King Jr.’s speech, "I Have a Dream." The next year Congress passed into law the 1964 Civil Rights Act , followed by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.