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  • Chelsea Spann

    What an honor to hear about the context, the meaning, the intention and the people. This post is a true celebration of the anniversary. THANK YOU for sharing this, and letting me share this.

  • Liz Dwyer

    After watching much of the media coverage today--complete with headlines like "Martin Luther King's March on Washington," I'm so glad you and Zinn Education Project are willing to share the real history with the GOOD community. Thank you.

    • Stef McDonald

      Absolutely. It's not just the textbooks—it's the media. We see it so often with the news media grasping for one person, hook and leaving so much of the story out. MLK is an amazing person to celebrate, but it's so refreshing to read this take.

  • Cyril B. Saulny

    Thank you for sharing the real scoop on the March on Washington!

    • Liz Dwyer

      Agreed, Cyril. It's much needed. I read this article to my two sons and then was talking to my seventh grade about the march and he asked me why he'd never heard about it in school. I was like, THAT is the question of the hour. But folks even want to even take mention of slavery out of textbooks so...