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"Official Washington was agape"
— 1913 Washington Post when President Wilson delivered the first State of the Union in 100 years. 

"Official Washington was agape"

— 1913 Washington Post when President Wilson delivered the first State of the Union in 100 years. 

• Posted Tuesday Jan 28 8:21pm  150 notes
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It is 50 years today Lyndon Johnson first declared that the nation could, “for the first time in our history,” conquer and win a war on poverty.
Ever since then, there’s been a campaign to undermine it with racism and sexism.
The complete history.

It is 50 years today Lyndon Johnson first declared that the nation could, “for the first time in our history,” conquer and win a war on poverty.

Ever since then, there’s been a campaign to undermine it with racism and sexism.

The complete history.

View HD • Posted Wednesday Jan 8 12:19pm  349 notes
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50 years ago today, Lyndon B. Johnson’s first daily diary as President. 
HT @BeschlossDC

50 years ago today, Lyndon B. Johnson’s first daily diary as President. 

HT @BeschlossDC

View HD • Posted Saturday Nov 23 1:02pm  80 notes
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Why, 50 years after JFK, no American president has been assassinated and why the future may be grimmer than you’d think.

Why, 50 years after JFK, no American president has been assassinated and why the future may be grimmer than you’d think.

View HD • Posted Friday Nov 22 1:30pm  147 notes
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Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was 23 years old when he spoke at the original March on Washington. He is the only living speaker to address both today’s and 1963’s: 
August 28, 1963: ”We are tired. We are tired of being beat by policemen. We are tired of seeing our people locked up in jail over and over again, and then you holler ‘Be patient.’ How long can we be patient?”
August 28, 2013: "The signs that said white and black are gone… but there are still invisible signs. The scars and stains of racism remain. still remain deeply embedded in American society whether it’s Stop and Frisk in New York or injustice in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
Photo by Alex Seitz-Wald

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was 23 years old when he spoke at the original March on Washington. He is the only living speaker to address both today’s and 1963’s: 

August 28, 1963: ”We are tired. We are tired of being beat by policemen. We are tired of seeing our people locked up in jail over and over again, and then you holler ‘Be patient.’ How long can we be patient?”

August 28, 2013: "The signs that said white and black are gone… but there are still invisible signs. The scars and stains of racism remain. still remain deeply embedded in American society whether it’s Stop and Frisk in New York or injustice in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.

Photo by Alex Seitz-Wald

View HD • Posted Wednesday Aug 28 3:43pm  863 notes
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50 years ago today, this photo changed the way we thought about the Vietnam War.
Credit: Malcolm Browne/AP 

50 years ago today, this photo changed the way we thought about the Vietnam War.

Credit: Malcolm Browne/AP 

View HD • Posted Tuesday Jun 11 10:30am  385 notes
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Today marks 50 years since the Woolworth’s sit-in in Jackson, Mississippi when a white mob attacked a racially mixed group seated at a whites-only lunch counter.

Today marks 50 years since the Woolworth’s sit-in in Jackson, Mississippi when a white mob attacked a racially mixed group seated at a whites-only lunch counter.

View HD • Posted Tuesday May 28 2:09pm  2,200 notes
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Today in 1954 the Supreme Court declared public school segregation unconstitutional in unanimous Brown v. Board decision via Newseum.

Today in 1954 the Supreme Court declared public school segregation unconstitutional in unanimous Brown v. Board decision via Newseum.

View HD • Posted Friday May 17 5:03pm  311 notes
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50 years ago today Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” in the Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Tuesday Apr 16 2:46pm  439 notes
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1968

Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot and killed by James Earl Ray outside the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

King’s last public appearance was the previous night; he made a speech in which he said the following:

“We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop…And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the promised land.”


i. - Martin Luther King, Jr. in Washington, D.C.
ii. - The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
iii. - Rev. Jesse Jackson walking through O’Hare Airport in Chicago, holding the paper from April 5, 1968 with the headline, “King Murdered.”

Posted Thursday Apr 4 7:01pm  6,161 notes
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