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Remembering the March on Washington: Video

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this seminal civil rights event, check out some surprising facts about the March on Washington.

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King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, 50 Years Later

On its 50th anniversary, take a look back at a seminal text of the Civil Rights Movement.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr.

Explore 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader.

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Fred Shuttlesworth, Noted Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 89

Fred L. Shuttlesworth, the noted civil rights leader and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Opens in Washington, D.C.: Photos

Check out images of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, which was unveiled this week on the National Mall.