Omaha NAACP leaders in D.C. to help mark 50th anniversary of March on Washington
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech will be observed beginning today in Washington, D.C.
Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — As Omaha NAACP leaders toured the U.S. Capitol building on Friday, they passed reminders of both the nation's darkest days for African-Americans and of the civil rights movement's greatest triumphs.
They passed the old Supreme Court chamber where the justices handed down the 1857 Dred Scott decision that found even free African Americans could not be considered U.S. citizens, a ruling that helped spark the Civil War.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am.