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Sat Aug 24, 2013, 06:40 PM

William Allison, 92, came to today’s march with the same sign he marched with in 1963 (WaPo)

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‘William Allison, 92, came to today’s march with the same sign he marched with in 1963′ (Washington Post)

Vids at the link: Rev Al, MLK III, Cory Booker, Nancy Pelosi, Mylie Evers Williams, AG Holder, & John Lewis..
http://theobamadiary.com/2013/08/24/the-march-on-washington-the-speeches/

Adding this to the mix..



The top of the Washington Monument and part of a U.S. flag are reflected in the sunglasses of Austin Clinton Brown, 9, of Gainesville, Fla., during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963; and at right, Claudia Hanes, from Kentucky, takes part in a rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march, at the Lincoln Memorial.

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/08/25/rise-and-shine-592/









There's more..
http://theobamacrat.com/2013/08/24/50-years-and-the-struggle-continues-the-mlk-50th-anniversary-march-on-washington-d-c/

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Reply William Allison, 92, came to today’s march with the same sign he marched with in 1963 (WaPo) (Original post)
Cha Aug 2013 OP
blm Aug 2013 #1
Cha Aug 2013 #2
freshwest Aug 2013 #3
Cha Aug 2013 #10
freshwest Aug 2013 #15
Cha Aug 2013 #19
freshwest Aug 2013 #48
freshwest Aug 2013 #4
Cha Aug 2013 #21
blaze Aug 2013 #5
Cha Aug 2013 #12
malaise Aug 2013 #6
Cha Aug 2013 #13
Brigid Aug 2013 #7
Iliyah Aug 2013 #8
Cha Aug 2013 #14
freshwest Aug 2013 #9
freshwest Aug 2013 #11
shenmue Aug 2013 #16
freshwest Aug 2013 #20
Cha Aug 2013 #23
JaneyVee Aug 2013 #17
Cha Aug 2013 #22
cantbeserious Aug 2013 #18
Peacetrain Aug 2013 #24
Cha Aug 2013 #25
Peacetrain Aug 2013 #26
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #27
Cha Aug 2013 #33
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #35
Cha Aug 2013 #38
sheshe2 Aug 2013 #39
Cha Aug 2013 #40
Iliyah Aug 2013 #28
WCGreen Aug 2013 #29
Spitfire of ATJ Aug 2013 #30
MotherPetrie Aug 2013 #31
JustAnotherGen Aug 2013 #32
Cha Aug 2013 #34
bigtree Aug 2013 #36
Cha Aug 2013 #37
bigtree Aug 2013 #42
Cha Aug 2013 #43
johnnyreb Aug 2013 #41
Cha Aug 2013 #44
hrmjustin Aug 2013 #45
Cha Aug 2013 #46
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hrmjustin Aug 2013 #47
Scuba Aug 2013 #49
spooky3 Aug 2013 #50
Cha Aug 2013 #52
WillyT Aug 2013 #51
Little Star Aug 2013 #53
Cha Aug 2013 #54
heaven05 Aug 2013 #55
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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 06:52 PM

1. WONDERFUL!!! And....kinda sad, too.

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Response to blm (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 06:59 PM

2. Yes, very Poignant, blm~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:15 PM

3. Outstanding post, Cha! Tears in my eye, the dream is not forgotten. Fresh tears at Holder's words:



This is a wonderful piece, Cha, please crosspost it.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:29 PM

10. Thank you for the Vid with AG Holder at today's March, fresh!

I was most definitely thinking of cross-posting.

Adding John Lewis for a then and now perspective, too..





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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:34 PM

15. I am fortunate to have shared that half century in time. He and the others are national treaures.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:40 PM

19. Yes, you are and yes they are, fresh!


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Response to freshwest (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 12:29 AM

48. 50 Years Later, Our March Goes On:



TRANSCRIPT: Eric Holder - August 24, 2013


It was an honor to speak at the National Action to Realize the Dream March this morning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Fifty years ago, Dr. King shared his dream with the world and described his vision for a society that offered, and delivered, the promise of equal justice under the law. He assured his fellow citizens that this goal was within reach - so long as they kept faith with one another, and maintained the courage and commitment to work toward it.

And he urged them to do just that. By calling for no more - and no less - than equal justice. By standing up for the civil rights to which everyone is entitled. And by speaking out - in the face of hatred and violence, in defiance of those who sought to turn them back with fire hoses, bullets, and bombs - for the dignity of a promise kept; the honor of a right redeemed; and the pursuit of a sacred truth that’s been woven through our history since this country’s earliest days: that all are created equal.

Those who marched on Washington in 1963 had taken a long and difficult road - from Montgomery, to Greensboro, to Birmingham; through Selma and Tuscaloosa. They marched - in spite of animosity, oppression, and brutality - because they believed in the greatness of what this nation could become and despaired of the founding promises not kept. Their focus, at that time, was the sacred and sadly unmet commitments of the American system as it applied to African Americans.

As we gather today, 50 years later, their march - now our march - goes on. And our focus has broadened to include the cause of women, of Latinos, of Asian Americans, of lesbians, of gays, of people with disabilities, and of countless others across this country who still yearn for equality, opportunity, and fair treatment. We recognize that we are forever bound to one another and that we stand united by the work that lies ahead - and by the journey that still stretches before us.

This morning, we affirm that this struggle must, and will, go on in the cause of our nation’s quest for justice - until every eligible American has the chance to exercise his or her right to vote, unencumbered by discriminatory or unneeded procedures, rules, or practices. It must go on until our criminal justice system can ensure that all are treated equally and fairly in the eyes of the law. And it must go on until every action we take reflects our values and that which is best about us. It must go on until those now living, and generations yet to be born, can be assured the rights and opportunities that have been too long denied to too many.


http://www.whitehouse.gov//blog/2013/08/24/50-years-later-our-march-goes

These words by Holder made me cry again:

And our focus has broadened to include the cause of women, of Latinos, of Asian Americans, of lesbians, of gays, of people with disabilities, and of countless others across this country who still yearn for equality, opportunity, and fair treatment.


He has championed the rights of all groups for years and that's why he has gotten so much flak from the right, etc.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:21 PM

4. Reminding us of the promise:




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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:45 PM

21. I love that pic.. especially in Black and White.

it's so evocative of how we feel about our relentless struggle for equality.



http://theobamadiary.com/

mahalo, fresh

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:22 PM

5. How incredibly sad that he still has to march

this breaks my heart

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Response to blaze (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:31 PM

12. I know, blaze.. the struggle will always continue as

long as there are those who would suppress the vote, because they don't like how they vote.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:22 PM

6. Nice post

Thanks

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Response to malaise (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:32 PM

13. Welcome, malaise~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:26 PM

7. He should have made a new one to go with it:

"I Can't Believe I Have To Protest This Shit All Over Again!"

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:27 PM

8. We are all in this together.

We stand strong as one . . .

Thanks and K & R!

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:33 PM

14. Most Definitely, Illyah!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:27 PM

9. Don't forget where you came from:



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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:31 PM

11. The Reverend preaches:



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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:37 PM

16. Okay, who else is going to cry?

Raises hand

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Response to shenmue (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:42 PM

20. Been crying. Here's one of the first names I learned, Evers. She started me crying again:



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Response to shenmue (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:53 PM

23. Yes, It's so

heartbreaking.. but also heartwarming that so many people are fighting for equality in the 21st freaking Century!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:38 PM

17. Great post Cha! Thanks!

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:49 PM

22. Thank you, JaneyVee!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:39 PM

18. Too Sad

eom

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:55 PM

24. Touching and sad at the same time

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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 07:58 PM

25. I know, Peacetrain.. such a perfect pic to

illustrate that the struggle is far from over.

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Response to Cha (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 08:00 PM

26. And the fight continues..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 08:26 PM

27. Our Dignity, The Peoples Dignity.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 10:00 PM

33. Aww, she.. mahalo for

for those pics from the link at "theobamacrat" that I just happen to find by accident this morning when I googled Mr "William Allison".

They're both compelling but the second one is stunning!

Nice site, eh! .. and you're Welcome!

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 10:07 PM

35. Yes #2 is stunning.

It takes your breath away.

Beautiful Cha...

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:03 PM

38. Thought you'd like to know this she..


The Rev. Bobby Turner of Columbus, Ohio, places his hand on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

I just saw this pic on TOD ~


Sabrina Fulton, mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin, speaks at the podium in front of the Lincoln Memorial

Trayvon's Law

•Ending racial profiling;
•Repealing stand your ground type laws;
•Creating law enforcement accountability through effective police oversight;
•Improving training and best practices for community watch groups; and
•Mandating law enforcement data collection on homicide cases involving people of color.

http://www.naacp.org/news/entry/naacp-releases-trayvons-law-principles-for-state-legislative-advocacy

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/08/24/a-historic-day-in-images/

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Response to Cha (Reply #38)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:09 PM

39. I guess I am getting tired.

That made me weep, for Trayvon. Yet it makes me hope. It makes me believe in change.

Thanks Cha

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #39)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:20 PM

40. I wept again, too..

I think the injustice of everything that has happened since that night in Feb is too much for our heads to handle without strong emotion spilling out.

she Justice4Trayvon

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 08:35 PM

28. I got recently from an picnic, so

has Pres O spoken yet?????

August 24, 2013 - 21st Century and here we go again with civil rights all because few don't want us to be equal and by that I mean economically, educationally, socially, spiritually . . .

This ain't about color, creed, . . race . . but about status. Seems the 1%ers want and will try to take it ALL and fuck everyone else.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 08:37 PM

29. I remember that speech so well....

those last lines are etched in the American Psyche forever...

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 08:56 PM

30. Anyone who thinks the right-wing isn't celebrating the 50th in their own way is naive.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 08:59 PM

31. K&R

 

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:14 PM

32. That breaks my heart

*sigh*.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #32)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 10:04 PM

34. Me too, Gen.. again and again.

I just got over losing it when I saw the second pic in this post of sheshe's.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=3528710

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 10:34 PM

36. wonderful, Cha!

great collection!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #36)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 10:51 PM

37. It's been an amazing day for them and us, bigtree..

It feels good to participate on any level in this historic March On Washington, again!


Martin Luther King Jr. – “The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/08/24/a-historic-day-in-images/



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Response to Cha (Reply #37)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:27 PM

42. acknowledging the movement

. . . now, to act!

Btw, I have one of these buttons here with me.



Thanks for posting!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #42)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:37 PM

43. Yes, to act. Beautiful, you have

your pin from back then!

Loved this pic from this morning.. You didn't go did you?



h/t bigtree http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023525730

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:22 PM

41. Respect, gratitude and love to the marchers! K&R

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Response to johnnyreb (Reply #41)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:38 PM

44. Thank you, johnnyreb~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2013, 11:58 PM

45. Huge K and R.

I have to say your OP brought tears to my eyes.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #45)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 12:01 AM

46. Lots of tears

throughout, justin.

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Response to Cha (Reply #46)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 12:02 AM

47. .

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 08:08 AM

49. Thank you William Allison!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 01:17 PM

50. Wonderful. Thanks for posting. nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #50)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 03:31 PM

52. Thank you for suggesting it, spooky!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 03:03 PM

51. K & R !!!


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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 05:14 PM

53. Great OP! k&r

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Response to Little Star (Reply #53)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 05:36 PM

54. Mahalo Little Star!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 05:40 PM

55. well

with everyone free, all are free, with some not free, all are in chains and shackles. That's my take.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #55)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 05:56 PM

56. Exactly, heaven. Mahalo

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2013, 06:17 PM

57. Adding pic from the March On Washington yesterday..

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