What Happened to the Dream?

When I was growing up, I experienced first-hand what it was like to live in the midst of civil unrest. My grandparents owned a business in the midst of what became the center of the 1968 civil rights movement in Cincinnati, Ohio. In fact, the actual beginning of what became known as a very long,...

Sybil Jordan Hampton

Sybil Jordan Hampton discusses attending Central High School in Little Rock, and the treatment she received for being the only African-American in her class.    

The Reach of Discrimination

Spending two years of my childhood on the island of Guam allowed me to see, at an early age, what it was like to live with people different from me. The military kids and native kids wouldn’t mix that often, unless it was at the public school, but during the times we did interact, I...
Purnell Steen Sit In Movement

Purnell Steen – Sit In Movement

Purnell Steen speaks about the sit-in movement in Denver, Colorado during the 1960s.

Welcome to His Dream, Our Stories

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
Rev. Al Sharpton

Rev. Al Sharpton

Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network, discusses his early involvement in the civil rights movement and the legacies of the movement and Dr. King.
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Cecelia Hayden-Smith

Cecelia Hayden-Smith, Washington, DC resident, discusses some perceptions of the March on Washington in 1963, and the legacy of the March.

Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles

Rev. Samuel Billy Kyles recounts the final hours of Dr. King’s life and the tragedy that occurred  at the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968.
Edith Lee-Payne

Edith Lee-Payne

Edith Lee-Payne, who attended the March on Washington on her 12th birthday, speaks about how this event influenced her life.