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Dwayne Wickham column: March on Washington activities miss the mark

7:36 PM, Aug. 27, 2013
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledged the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, for his 'I Have a Dream' speech during the March on Washington.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledged the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963, for his 'I Have a Dream' speech during the March on Washington.
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I don't know what to make of this remembrance of the 1963 March on Washington - one of the civil rights movement's most propitious and catalytic events.

I don't know why the focus on this important anniversary was watered down with multiple, commemorative marches -one today, the actual anniversary, and the other four days earlier on a day that had no historic relevance. I suspect it had to do with competition for the national spotlight and not the excuse offered up by some that the original march took place on a Saturday. It didn't.

I can't figure out whether the Republican National Committee's ...

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