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Throngs mark ‘I Have a Dream’ anniversary

Throngs mark ‘I Have a Dream’ anniversary

Standing on the spot where 50 years earlier the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. made "I have a dream" the clarion call of the civil rights movement, a broader call for equality rang out Saturday.

Thousands rallied at the National Mall to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic August 28, 1963, March on Washington.

Leaders from civil rights, religious and civic organizations paid tribute to those who fought and continue to fight for racial equality, but the slate of demands today has expanded to other hot-button issues.

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  • Written by Mariano Castillo/CNN
  • Category: News

Photos capture faces of March on Washington

Photos capture faces of March on Washington

It was his most famous speech, and the most memorable moment of the March on Washington.

All eyes were on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on August 28, 1963, as he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd of 250,000.

But one photographer, there to document the event, trained his camera away from the civil rights icon and toward the crowd.

The result was a visual document showcasing the diversity of marchers who gathered that day.

"This is the Day: The March on Washington," is a collection of 75 of Leonard Freed's photographs -- most published for the first time -- taken before, during and after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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  • Written by Alicia W. Stewart/CNN
  • Category: News

Napoleon wins Detroit mayoral primary, board rules

Napoleon wins Detroit mayoral primary, board rules

DETROIT – The Wayne County Board of Canvassers issued an unprecedented ruling Tuesday afternoon declaring victory for mayoral candidate and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon in the hotly contested Aug. 6 primary election.

Napoleon, according to the board, finished first in the mayor's race, with his challenger and former Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan coming in second.

Initially the Detroit Department of Elections had declared Duggan winner of the election at 46 percent to Napoleon's 30 percent. But now the political fortunes have turned and Napoleon, according to the election panel, netted 28,391 votes or 41 percent while Duggan received 23,970 votes or 34 percent.

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  • Written by Bankole Thompson
  • Category: News

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