March on Washington http://wkms.org en 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort http://wkms.org/post/50th-anniversary-civil-rights-march-frankfort <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a young man, shortly out of high school, John J. Johnson was the president of the local NAACP in his hometown of Franklin, Kentucky, and was a member of the executive committee for the March on Frankfort 50 years ago, which is being commemorated this year. That first march touched the nation and ultimately helped lead to the passage of the U.S. Civil Rights Act on July 2 of the same year. Today, John J. Johnson is the Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, and speaks with Kate </span>Lochte<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:56:39 +0000 Kate Lochte 38165 at http://wkms.org 50th Anniversary Civil Rights March on Frankfort 50 Years Later: The Cultural Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech" http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-cultural-significance-dr-martin-luther-king-jrs-i-have-dream-speech <p>On this day 50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd of over 200,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on this defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement, and it's cultural significance then and 50 years later.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 34401 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: The Cultural Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream Speech"