Post Politics: March on Washington


Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 08/28/2013

At March on Washington, congressional leaders absent

Aides cite scheduling conflicts for their absence.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:12 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Jimmy Carter: Think of how King would have reacted to voter I.D. laws

Carter address the crowd gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Bill Clinton: MLK did not die ‘to hear his heirs whine about political gridlock’

“We don’t face beatings, lynchings and shootings for our political beliefs anymore."

By Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 08/28/2013

John Lewis: ‘This moment has been a long time coming, but change has come’

In 1963, Lewis was the youngest person to speak at the March on Washington.

By Aaron Blake and Juliet Eilperin  |  02:33 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Oprah: Reflect on progress, look to the future

Oprah tells the crowd to reflect, but to also look forward.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:30 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 08/28/2013

At March, Caroline Kennedy, nominated as envoy to Japan, quotes Japanese proverb

Nominee to serve as next ambassador to Japan invokes one of that country's proverbs.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:19 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Sharpton: We must defeat ‘James Crow, Jr., Esquire’

"We come as the children of Dr. King to say that we are going to face Jim Crow's son," Sharpton says at the March on Washington anniversary.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:38 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Michelle Obama highlights Whitney Young on eve of March anniversary

Her decision to talk to students about Young brings attention to a civil rights leader who was sometimes controversial.

By Krissah Thompson  |  05:40 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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