The March on Washington: The Speeches









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‘William Allison, 92, came to today’s march with the same sign he marched with in 1963’ (Washington Post)

107 Responses to “The March on Washington: The Speeches”

  1. 1 yardarm756
    August 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Cory Booker was awesome. Thanks for this recap.

  2. 20 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you SO much for this!!!!

  3. 21 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  4. 23 Nena20409
    August 24, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Gracious me, Madam Chips…..You are faster than Usain Bolt ❗

    Thank You…..Now, I am going to listen to Mayor Booker 😉

  5. 24 Nena20409
    August 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Congrats Yardarm…..Gold Looks Great on you, Sir 🙂

  6. 25 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Yardarm, left something for you a couple of threads back. Give it a shot! 🙂


  7. 26 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Rev. Al was on fire!!

  8. 27 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    What a powerful day it has been. When you see those who fought and are still fighting for our rights refuse to give up, it gives one that extra juice to stare injustice in the face and do everything to knock it down no matter how long it may take.

    • 28 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      UT – If you get any more “extra juice” in ya, in your own life, look out world! Thanks for all the coverage today.

      Chips – Thank you (this is an old comedy line I’m borrowin’) for “all the news that wouldn’t be the news without the news”! Hell, we get the best news right here.

  9. August 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Please don’t miss Africa’s story at end of last thread.. SO wrong—what she and husband have gone through. Bless them..

  10. 30 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 2:08 pm

  11. 31 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  12. 33 GGAIL
    August 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Chipsticks you are doing an awesome job! I don’t feel like I’m missing a thing!

    Yay Donna!!!

  13. 34 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm

  14. 35 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm

  15. August 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    TY Chips, for the awesome wall-to-wall coverage! For those who are going……

  16. 44 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm

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  18. 49 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Wow…wow…wow..so many unsung heroes in this world.

    • 50 hopefruit2
      August 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      That’s so right. You don’t see them on cable TV hollering about PBO, or peddling books on Twitter. They are quietly marching, fighting, persisting, inspiring…

    • August 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Many have said this in different ways, but it is amazing and sad that the message from 50 years ago is still on point today. Much has changed but much is the same.

  19. 52 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 2:28 pm

  20. August 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Complaint of racial discrimination at restaurant taken to Facebook
    Posted: Aug 22, 2013 10:13 PM CST
    Updated: Aug 23, 2013 12:00 PM CST
    By Sujata Jain

    Michael Brown says he was celebrating his cousin’s last day in Charleston last month at Wild Wing Cafe in North Charleston. He says after his party of 25 waited two hours for a table, the shift manager told them there was a “situation.”

    “She said there’s a situation where one of our customers feels threatened by your party, so she asked us not to seat you in our section, which totally alarmed all of us because we’re sitting there peaceably for two hours,” explains Brown. “Obviously, if we were causing any conflict, we would have been ejected out of the place hours before.”

    Brown says while he was talking to the shift manager, someone in his group began videotaping the conversation. Brown says that’s when the manager became upset and refused to seat them.

    “I asked her I want to be clear with you,” says Brown. “I said so you’re telling me I have to leave. She said I have a right to deny you service. I said so you’re asking me to leave because you’re upset because he was recording you, after we’ve waited for two hours, and after you’ve already pretty much discriminated on us, and she answered yes.”

    Brown says several calls were made to the corporate office in Mt. Pleasant, but he says they did not receive a call back, so he took to Facebook with this post Thursday.

    I will never go to Wild wings cafe in N. Chs again! We (Party of 25 family and friends) waited 2hrs, patiently and were refused service because another customer (White) felt threatened by us. This type of racial discrimination is unacceptable and we have to put a STOP TO IT. The manager looked me dead in the face and said she was refusing us service because she had a right to and simply she felt like it. DO NOT SUPPORT THIS ESTABLISHMENT… PLEASE SHARE THIS POST… We need your help

    That caught the restaurant’s attention.


    • 54 yardarm756
      August 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      I so glad you posted this. It is a living testimony to the bigotry and fear of ‘those people’ that still exists today. Could it be conscientious or threat to an oppressive power structure?

  21. 55 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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  23. 58 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

  24. 59 criquet
    August 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    O/T but still important to know , I think:

    • 60 yardarm756
      August 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      It sure is OT. This shyt is the main topic on faux news……Who cares about this creep?

      • 61 99ts
        August 24, 2013 at 7:12 pm

        He attacks the country and the President – no-one cares about him yardarm – but some serious Karma is needed in response to the hate he has peddled far and wide.

        • 62 yardarm756
          August 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

          The emotion of hate is not in short supply these days. Let me add how sorry I am that your fellow countryman was killed in Oklahoma….Senseless!

          • 63 99ts
            August 24, 2013 at 10:00 pm

            That is a kind thought – thank you yardarm – but how many of your own have died in similar circumstances – and the media says ho hum & still supports the gun lobby.

            To me such deaths are about guns and poverty – when all governments recognize they exist to serve ALL the people – and the reality that guns kill is accepted – there may be change.

    • 65 Don
      August 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Someone should get “Dog the Bounty Hunter” on GG’s ass.

      • 66 Don
        August 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm

        That came out wrong, I meant that someone should send “Dog” to look for GG and bring him to justice.

  25. 67 MightyPamela
    August 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Has anyone heard an estimate of the numbers marching? I hope it’s as big as PBO’s Inaugurations! At least, or bigger.

  26. 68 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm

  27. 69 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm

  28. 70 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    August 24, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    A friend of mine complained about there being two different marches (24th & 28th). I see it as a strategic move. A weeks worth of events, preventing the likes of Glenn Beck from co-opting the anniversary as was done in 2010.

  29. 72 sherijr
    August 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    You are a MARVEL Chips! Thank you so much for putting this all together ~ it has been a lovely day 🙂 thank you TOD family ~

  30. 74 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    SOMEBODY in the Village is on a roll today! Thanks millions, Mayor Chips! Excellent, much appreciated, coverage!

  31. 75 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2013 at 3:09 pm

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  34. 83 mtmarilyn
    August 24, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    This has been such an emotional day. Chips getting the speeches up is so appreciated!!!!!

  35. 84 yardarm756
    August 24, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Dudette. Put this one on the bird.

  36. August 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    We just got home. Left a little early because we knew how packed Metro would be. Amazing day. I am worn out, but it’s a real good worn out. I loved seeing so many young people. I hope to go back on Wednesday. I really want to hear President Obama.

  37. 92 yardarm756
    August 24, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I see faux and CNN are giving the march extensive coverage. NOT!

  38. August 24, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Our Donna got a photo and a tweet with Governor O’Malley?!!! WOWIE!! We are going to have to buy her a round!!

  39. 95 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  40. August 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Chips, I don’t know where we’d all be without you. A million hugs and cheesy puffs.

  41. 102 yardarm756
    August 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Gotta go ashore for a bit to restock small stores. Will be back later.

  42. 104 africa
    August 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

  43. 105 Dudette
    August 24, 2013 at 3:35 pm

  44. 106 vcprezofan2
    August 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Every rime I think of Sweet Honey in the Rocks I think of Isonprize because she was the one who introduced the group to me, right here in the village. Here is the group with

    ‘We who believe in freedom, cannot rest until ….”

  45. 107 nathkatun7
    August 24, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you so much Chips for your excellent coverage of this historic event. And thank you for sharing the speeches. Listening to Rep. John Lewis and Mrs. Myrlie Evers-Williams, and seeing William Allison, 92 years-old, carrying the same sign he carried 50 years ago, really inspired me. All three, and many others to speak later, symbolize the long history of African Americans’ struggle for freedom and justice. Imagine being in the struggle for more than 50 years and still never giving up hope or showing any sign of defeat and resignation.

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