When Julian Bond and Phyllis Leffler began their oral history project on black leadership, many of the people they interviewed said, “Well, where are the black leaders? King is gone and no one has come to take his shoes.” Read article and watch video here.
The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a gathering of labor leaders, civil rights activists and a mass of people estimated at over 250,000, was one of the preeminent events in American history. In addition to contributing directly to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965, the march is also remembered for Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, widely considered the greatest piece of oratory ever delivered. For full story click here.