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On August 28, 2013, citizens from all over the U.S. converged upon the nation’s capitol to commemorate and celebrate the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which occurred 50 years ago on August 28, 1963. As part of the march, Martin Luther King, Jr. shared what became his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” in which he called for an end to racism in the United States. To commemorate the anniversary of the march, Gardner-Webb University professors Dr. Ben Gaskins (political science) and Dr. Joseph Moore (history) joined WGWG.org operations manager Jeff Powell in the WGWG studios to discuss the historical and political context of both the Civil Rights March on Washington and the resulting speech given by King.
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Office of University Communications, "Professors Discuss Civil Rights History on 50th Anniversary of March on Washington" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1615.