We are graduate students at American University’s School of Communication. We are journalists, we are students. We have been taught to apply what we learn in class to the world we live in. That is what we are doing here.
The following are the students who have edited, reported, managed and contributed to this project:
Briona Arradondo, Amy Biegelsen, Rachel Boehm, Ashley Bright, Miriam Card, Aisha Chowdhry, Chandler Clay, Jay Cohen, Bill Delano, Cara Kelly, Carrie McCloud, Dan Merica, Rebekah Pepper, Lauren Pritchard, Kristin Rudman, Konstantin Vengerowsky, Yiyi Wang, Khari Williams
Rallies are part of the Washington, D.C. culture, but today is different because of what happened on the same spot 47 years ago.
Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech to crowds of over 200,000 people. This historical event cemented Dr. King’s place in history, making not only his legacy but this day one of great importance. The characters and the build up may define Aug. 28, 2010, but it is the historical significance of the date and location that provides context.
All photos courtesy of United States National Archives.
– Rachel Boehm