March on Washington http://wemu.org en EMU Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington [Slideshow] http://wemu.org/post/emu-celebrates-50th-anniversary-march-washington-slideshow <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Eastern Michigan University marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington with bells and playing King's historic speech at three o'clock, when the speech was originally given.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Over 100 people attended the ceremony and listened to comments from EMU professor Ronald Woods and state representative David Rutledge.&nbsp; Rutledge says there are things King would find utterly amazing if he was here&nbsp;</span><span class="Object" id="OBJ_PREFIX_DWT561_com_zimbra_date" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 139); cursor: pointer; font-family: 'times new roman', 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">today</span><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', 'new york', times, serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:47:37 +0000 Andrew Cluley & Patrik Holubik 34230 at http://wemu.org EMU Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington [Slideshow] EMU to Mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights March http://wemu.org/post/emu-mark-50th-anniversary-civil-rights-march <p>Eastern Michigan University will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington Wednesday with a ceremony at Martin Luther King Jr. Gardens.&nbsp;</p><p>President Susan Martin will welcome guests to the event at just before three o'clock Wednesday afternoon.&nbsp; At three, bells and chimes will ring on campus, and Dr. King's speech will be played.&nbsp;</p><p>Following the speech, closing remarks will be offered by State Representative David Rutledge and EMU professor Donald Woods.&nbsp; Dr. Woods teaches in the university's Department of Africology and African-American Studies.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gardens are located near Welch Hall, off Cross Street on the south side of the EMU campus.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:43:54 +0000 Bob Eccles 34181 at http://wemu.org EMU to Mark 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights March Special Coverage: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington http://wemu.org/post/special-coverage-celebrating-50th-anniversary-march-washington <p>It has been a half century since the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. gave his monumental "I have a Dream" speech in front of 250,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial.&nbsp;</p><p>At 2pm&nbsp;on Wednesday Aug. 28, WEMU will air special coverage of the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>50th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary, including live coverage of President Obama's speech starting at 3 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:00:08 +0000 Patrik Holubik 34169 at http://wemu.org Special Coverage: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington EMU Professor Reflects on 1963 Civil Rights March http://wemu.org/post/emu-professor-reflects-1963-civil-rights-march <p>WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Dr. Ronald Woods, an Eastern Michigan University professor and the first head of the school's Department of African-American Studies.&nbsp; They talked about the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C. and more.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:27:08 +0000 Bob Eccles 34132 at http://wemu.org EMU Professor Reflects on 1963 Civil Rights March Ypsilanti's Mayor Pro Tem Marks Civil Rights March Anniversary http://wemu.org/post/ypsilantis-mayor-pro-tem-marks-civil-rights-march-anniversary <p>As marchers descend on Washington, D.C. this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march, Ypsilanti Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson is among them.</p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:53:49 +0000 Bob Eccles 34008 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti's Mayor Pro Tem Marks Civil Rights March Anniversary