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Friday, October 21, 2016

WATCH: 7 Highlights From The 50th Anniversary Of 1963’s March On Washington

President at MLK Anniversary

Wednesday’s commemoration in Washington, D.C. celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which featured Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famed “I Have A Dream” speech. Like the march 50 years ago, today’s assembly was about not only celebrating 50 years of accomplishments, but what identifying what remains to be achieved.

Speeches from Oprah Winfrey , Caroline Kennedy, Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, Reverend Al Sharpton, President Lyndon Johnson’s daughter Lynda Johnson Robb, Martin Luther King Jr.’s sister Christine King Farris, civil rights leaders Reverend Joseph Lowery and Julian Bond, along with many other environmental, labor, and LGBT activists all took the opportunity to speak to many issues that we face today: among them immigration, LGBT rights, the Voting Rights Act, women’s rights, jobs and economic growth, stop-and-frisk, homelessness, health care reform, gun reform, and fair wages.

President Obama’s remarks were certainly a highlight of the afternoon, but the entire day was filled with moving speeches from a multitude of influential leaders. Here are seven highlights from the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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  • Dominick Vila

    While most American are celebrating the end of an era that belongs in the annals of history, there are some who remain determined to Take America Back to yesteryear, and they don’t mind letting everyone know what their goal is. There are many among us whose goal is the opposite to ethnic and gender equality, whose goal has absolutely nothing to do with ending discrimination based on ethnicity, culture, gender or sexual orientation, and whose goal is anathema to freedom to vote for whomever we believe is most qualified to be our leader (s). They may not know it, but what they are longing for is a plutocracy dominated by the elite, totalitarianism, and dictatorship. Not surprisingly, they embrace the Constitution, Christianity, and the flag to pursue goals that are anathema to their purported justifications.

  • Robert Haugh

    All eloquent speakers. Very moving speeches. I, like millions of Americans, was deeply touched by it all. But I don’t believe for a minute it reached, or changed one cold, unfeeling, Republican heart.

  • idamag

    Only the law made it seem that racism was dead in America. Now, with dismantling the VRA and the new voter suppression movement, The snow melted and exposed the racism in all its ugliness.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Here is the correct perspective on the abuse of the legacy of MLK by the leftist freaks. Hat tip, Kevin Jackson, The Black Sphere –

    Pimps’ Day Replaces the Anniversary of the March on Washington, by Kevin Jackson

    Each year, old-school Democrat pimps roll into Washington DC, acting as if they are paying homage to the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

    What should be the celebration of the greatness of America—its ability to overcome Democrat oppression of blacks—is instead a celebration of the lunacy of Liberalism.

    One of America’s best known pimps, Al Sharpton gave a speech and essentially said, though black people are firmly entrenched in all areas of American society and at all economic levels, in the last 50 years black people have accomplished nothing.

    The millions of middle-class blacks who daily contribute to the fabric of America and have proven that successful blacks are mainstream, and not anecdotal, mean nothing to Liberals.

    Despite the fact that America has more black millionaires in all walks of life than any other country means nothing to Liberals.

    America has created more iconic blacks like Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, LeBron James, even the president of the United States. Black people known all over the world means nothing to Liberals.

    I don’t think the average American could name blacks of significance from other countries if you put a gun to their head.

    What Sharpton proclaims about America is an insult to black Americans; a slap in the face of black achievement.

    However, black Liberals are too stupid to realize that.

    Sharpton and his ilk’s race-baiting and poverty-pimping created the very world they espouse for blacks. He has created a culture in the black community that says no matter what opportunities are proven to exist in America, act as if America has done nothing for you.

    Black Liberals are happy to oblige.

    Sharpton said in his speech that black people need jobs. As if black people can’t CREATE jobs. The “Rev” disregards the evidence of the thousands of black-owned businesses, businesses that are a testament to blacks’ ability to create jobs. What of these black entrepreneurs? Do they not exist? Is the white man keeping them down?

    It doesn’t matter to stupid black Liberals that there are hundreds of thousands of black businesses, black entrepreneurs; that doesn’t mean America isn’t racist.

    But the radicalization of America doesn’t end with Sharpton.

    In memory of his father, Martin Luther King III said that America has made strides. However in the time of a black president, King III laments that American hasn’t gone far enough, and invoked the “stand your ground” law.

    What does the “stand your ground” law have to do with civil rights? Is it being applied indiscriminately? Was it implemented to keep black people down? Holy Jim Crow.

    King III spoke of Trayvon Martin, proving that he possesses none of his father’s eloquence or intellect.

    King III knows that MLK Jr. would have seen Trayvon Martin for what he was…a drug-addicted street thug; because that was the content of Trayvon Martin’s character.

    The idea that black Liberals want to make Trayvon Martin a martyr should be an embarrassment to blacks around this country. Black racists, along with their Democrat peers will use the anniversary of the March on Washington or Black History Month to trot out their hapless rubes in order to keep America politically correct.

    Sadly, the Republicans will let it happen. It’s bad enough the Democrats have stolen the Republicans’ past. But to allow Democrats to rewrite the meaning of civil rights in America is asinine.

    Republicans should have bussed in people with bullhorns to take back their great history of Civil Rights in America. At the very least, Reince Preibus should threaten to bar Republicans from doing interviews with MSNBC, CNN and other lamestream networks, if they don’t at least MENTION the Republicans’ great history of civil rights for blacks.

    Yet, year after year, the RNC and most Republicans remain silent on the issue. They relent, allowing the Democrats to whitewash their heinous history of mistreatment of blacks.

    Republicans don’t fight back for two reasons: (1) They don’t know how, and (2) see (1).

    Part of me believes Republicans don’t want to fight back, which has people perplexed. And because of this reticence to brawl it out, the cancer of cowardice has spread.

    Now, not only does a coalition of blacks set policy for America, but also Latinos, feminists, gays, unions, environmental wackos, the media, Hollyweird, wackademia, the uninformed, the incessantly needy, the chronically unemployed, and now illegal aliens are destroying the American Dream.

    As one of my acquaintances put it, Norman Rockwell’s America has ended. The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch and the Pit Bull is in the back yard…looking for a fight.