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King bemoans 'staggering' joblessness among blacks

08/28/2013 6:45am
The eldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. says blacks can rightfully celebrate his father's life and work with pride, but much more must be accomplished.

Bernice King recalls day of MLK's speech

08/28/2013 9:40am
The Rev. Bernice King opened the celebration of her father's famous "I Have a Dream" speech Wednesday with an interfaith service in Washington.

Mo. school official cleared in Obama rodeo act

08/28/2013 9:51am
A Missouri school official has been cleared of wrongdoing in a State Fair rodeo act that mocked President Barack Obama.

DC mayor uses march rally to call for DC statehood

08/28/2013 10:03am
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has used the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to call for statehood for the district's 632,000 residents.

Andrew Young says fight not over for equality

08/28/2013 10:14am
Civil rights leader Andrew Young says the struggle for black America continues 50 years after the historic March on Washington.

Evers-Williams urges more work on civil rights

08/28/2013 11:02am
Five decades after the historic March on Washington, Myrlie Evers-Williams sees a "retrenchment" in this country when it comes to civil rights.

Lewis says country has 'a great distance to go'

08/28/2013 12:58pm
Longtime civil rights leader John Lewis said the country has come a great distance since Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 50 years ago "but we still have a great distance to go."

NYPD designates mosques as terrorism organizations

08/28/2013 1:27pm
The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants to record sermons and spy on imams, often without specific evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

King's family asks people to remember his vision

08/28/2013 1:57pm
Members of Martin Luther King's family encouraged people amassed on the National Mall to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of King's speech not to stop fighting for his vision of equality and community.

Correction: US-NKorea-Arms Shipment story

08/28/2013 1:58pm
In a story Aug. 27 about an arms shipment seized from a North Korean ship, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a co-author of an article cited in the story. The co-author was Roope Siirtola, a research intern at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Original AP story on the 1963 March on Washington

08/28/2013 2:04pm
EDITOR'S NOTE _ On Aug. 28, 1963, AP reporter Raymond J. Crowley went to the National Mall and chronicled the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which went on to become one of the most famous political rallies in U.S. history. Writing in the language and style used by journalists of his era, Crowley duly noted a wide range of details about the event, from the size of the crowd and the songs the marchers sang to President John F. Kennedy's reaction, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, and the three arrests made by police. Fifty years after its original publication, the AP is making this story available to its subscribers.

Clinton: Stop complaining and get to work

08/28/2013 2:37pm
For former President Bill Clinton, this day 50 years ago in the shadows of the Lincoln Memorial, marks "one of the most important days in American history."

Quotes, reaction to March on Washington

08/28/2013 2:58pm
Statements in observance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech: