Meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a moving moment for Forward columnist Masha Leon. Forty-six years later, his words and message still ring true.
As we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, Mark Schneier writes we should reflect on the singular role the Jewish community played in the civil rights struggle.
Black Americans have come a long way toward equality in civil rights since the March on Washington. But they’ve hardly moved in economic equality.
Thousands of marchers are expected in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.
In the summer of 1963, the Forward chronicled the burgeoning civil rights movement and the alliance for justice between blacks and Jews.
More than 1 million people have signed on to join a “virtual march” commemorating the Washington rally 25 years for the Soviet Jewry movement, according to a coalition marking the 1987 event.