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  • 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...