Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK and "I Have a Dream"

MLK Waves to Crowd from Lincoln Memorial

Here’s a terrific photo from the famous “I Have a Dream” speech. MLK is waving to the crowd from the Lincoln Memorial. Don’t forget to check out this amazing one from the same day.

August 28, 1963. "Emancipator looking down on demonstrators. Participants in the March on Washington in front of the Lincoln Memorial and massed along both sides of the Reflecting Pool, viewed from behind Abraham Lincoln statue." Photo by James K. Atherton for United Press International.

Lincoln Memorial and “I Have a Dream”

What an incredible photograph. This is a shot over Lincoln’s left shoulder, down onto the massive crowd watching the “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963. Source: Shorpy

1963 March on Washington Plans Included Alcohol Ban

This is a long-overdue, and greatly anticipated, guest post by Aaron, who wrote one of our most popular pieces yet on the (almost) red Metro trains. As crowds celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and...

Washington National Cathedral at twilight

Three Things That Happened at Washington National Cathedral

Exactly one year ago today, one of the most spectacular buildings in Washington was badly damaged by the earthquake that shook our city. So much so, that the repairs are going to cost millions of dollars and keep it under...

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom program (1963)

March on Washington – “We Shall Overcome”

I started poking through the National Archives database the other day and came across the official program from the August 28th, 1963 March on Washington. This would have been a good one to share on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.