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51st Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.138) Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.136) Unidentified Photographer, [March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom], August 28, 1963 (2010.81.143) Unidentified … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown

Weegee, [Baby elephant a top of Capitol, Washington, D.C.], ca. 1960 (3041.1993)

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Marian Anderson’s 1939 Easter Concert

Thomas McAvoy, [Marian Anderson's afternoon voice test at her Easter concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC], April 9, 1939 Thomas McAvoy, [Marian Anderson’s Easter concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, watched by Secretary of … Continue reading

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Continuity We Can Believe In

Thomas D. McAvoy, Marian Anderson sings at Easter Services, April 9, 1939 Seventy years before Aretha sang it on the steps of the capitol, and twenty-four before Dr. King referenced it in his “I Have a Dream” speech, Marian Anderson … Continue reading

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Forty-eight years ago today

Cornell Capa, [Washington, D.C., Inauguration Day], January 20, 1961 Congratulations to Barack Obama, the forty-fourth president of the United States. On a wintry day much like today, Cornell Capa captured the chilly but hopeful crowds at the inaugural parade of … Continue reading

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Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr.!

Francis Miller, [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech to the crowd assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.],  August 8, 1963 Dan Weiner, [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.], 1956 Dan Weiner, Martin … Continue reading

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Blue skies, nothing but blue skies…

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