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Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946 by David Lucander has won the 2015 Missouri History Book Award, given by the State Historical Society of Missouri. The award is given to the author of the best … Continue reading

Fifty years after the historic March on Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, many are reflecting on the King legacy. David Levering Lewis writes in an update to the preface of his foundational work King: … Continue reading

As the work of civil rights leaders was celebrated during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, many—including President Obama—reflected on the differences between youth activists today and those in the 60s. Maria de los Angeles Torres, professor of Latin … Continue reading

On August 28, 1963, in front of an estimated 250,000 people in the Washington D.C. mall, Martin Luther King Jr. gave what would become the most famous speech in civil rights and American history. In the biography King, historian David Levering … Continue reading

During the historic March on Washington in late August of 1963, hundreds of thousands filled the National Mall and many powerful voices of the civil rights movement took to the podium.  Few of those voices, however, were female ones. That does not … Continue reading