Tag: civil rights movement

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National

The ‘forgotten goals’ of the 1963 March on Washington

HISTORIC DREAM SPEECH—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington Aug. 28, 1963. (AP Photo) by Freddie AllenFor New Pittsburgh CourierWASHINGTON (NNPA)—The hoopla surrounding the observance the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom often ignores that lack of progress made since 1963 on tough issues such as persistent unemployment and wage disparities, according a newly-issued report.

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Opinion

Affirmative action polls show deep racial gulf

GEORGE CURRY (NNPA)—In the months leading up to this week’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action, a public opinion poll by ABC News and the Washington Post showed that 76 percent of Americans oppose affirmative action in college admissions. However, a poll conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute showed that 68 percent of Americans favor the principles behind affirmative action.