March on Washington Anniversary: Fannie Lou Hamer and the New Evangelization

This week, thousands gather in Washington D.C. to commemorate the March on Washington 50th Anniversary (#MOW50). While many associate the march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, this event was a product of a broader justice movement executed by a large network of civil rights activists, including Bayard Rustin, Ella Baker, Septima Clark and a litany of veterans of hope.  Their combined efforts yielded significant legal, political, and cultural changes that represent a monumental democratic achievement. This anniversary arrives at a crucial moment in U.S. national life.  The fact that a black person is POTUS...

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