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  • 50 years later, we all need a new black narrative

    July 16, 2014 | 11:42 am

    The nation has now celebrated the 50th anniversaries of the March on Washington and the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 60th of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling. All of these events allowed opportunities to think in new ways about the nation’s long and tortured...

  • We are far from justice

    September 3, 2013 | 9:31 am

    Following is the text of remarks delivered at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington  by Alan van Capelle, CEO of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. The speech was part of the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event at the Lincoln Memorial,...

  • Before King, it was Prinz

    By David Suissa

    September 3, 2008 | 10:41 pm

    A few months before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, a short Jewish man stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke to a large group of Americans:
    "I speak to you as an American Jew. As Americans, we share the profound concern of millions of people about the...
  • It was 45 years ago today

    By The Web Guy

    August 28, 2008 | 2:20 pm

    It was 45 years ago today when Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech in Washington, D.C.

    I was a 16-year old kid from the suburbs who came to the steamy swamps of the District to join in the historic demonstration and hear what he had to say. I took the bus...

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