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Florida’s Columbia County NAACP President Examines Civil Rights Progress Since 1963

By and on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 7:58 am

Columbia County NAACP President Deborah White has been a champion for civil rights and has seen the power of desegregation over time. White said diversity in the county’s schools is evolving as is the community.

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March On Washington’s 50th Anniversary Celebrated In Downtown Gainesville

By and on August 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida sponsored a commemorative event Wednesday night to honor the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Rings Bell To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of MLK Speech

By on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church took part in a nationwide ringing of the bells, which occurred at 3 p.m. all over the country to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

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How Younger Generations Connect With March On Washington

By on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 29, 2013 at 5:17 am

Many people hold the misconception that the March on Washington was strictly an African-American rally for civil rights, says Jamal Sowell, assistant to UF President Bernie Machen. In fact, there were multiple sectors of the country marching for jobs and freedom.

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A Collection Of Florida, National Reflections On The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

By on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

WUFT News rounded up local and national coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington from the past week.

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Charles Chestnut Reflects On His Experience At The March On Washington

By and on August 28th, 2013 | Last updated: August 28, 2013 at 8:03 am

The first African-American school board member in Gainesville describes the atmosphere at the March of Washington and what it was like to be a part of the historic moment.

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50 Years Later, Former Congressman Describes Context Of March on Washington

By on August 26th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm

“Nothing is ever perfect, and you try to work for that more perfect union,” Don Fuqua recently told WUFT News while reflecting on Florida and the nation’s civil rights progress since the 1960s.

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‘Still Not Free’: Gainesville Minority Groups Look Back, Forward On March On Washington

By on August 26th, 2013 | Last updated: October 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

Gainesville youth commemorated this week’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington in 1963, but many on Saturday said more civil rights progress needs to be made.

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Alachua County Residents Depart For Commemoration Of 1963 March On Washington

By on August 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: August 23, 2013 at 5:56 pm

At around 3 p.m. Friday, the group left on the 10-hour-long journey in a charter bus from the Walmart on Waldo Road. They expect to arrive back in Gainesville Sunday night, Chestnut said.

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