Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks during the March on Washington.
(Photo from Wikimedia Commons)
PULLMAN, Wash. – Fifty years ago today Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered one of history’s most memorable speeches.
A memorable journey
Born an activist
“The biggest outcome was an agreement to conduct a mandatory anti-racism workshop for all students, faculty, staff and administrators the following fall,” she said. “It was pretty amazing at the time and it was mostly the students who were leading the charge.”
In on the planning
Down with police brutality
“Disconcerting, too, was the chatter among some of the white guardsmen about how they hoped there would be violence,” he said. “Several of them joked about how much they wanted to club some ‘bucks.’”