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Texas a Target in March on Washington, 50 Years After MLK Made History

The first march
The first march
Photographer unknown/American Jewish Historical Society

Fifty Years after Martin Luther King's historic March on Washington, the NAACP is hosting a sequel. Planned for Saturday August 24, the march will begin on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

And Texas is high up on their agenda.

"If the year has shown us anything, it's that the work of the 1963 march is not yet finished. Texas and South Carolina are sprinting forward with voter ID after the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act," wrote NAACP president/CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.

Implementation of this act is not expected to be without a few problems as we've previously written and some in our state see this clearly as a sign that the Republicans are scared about the rise in the Hispanic population.

Adding to this are several prognostications that somehow in another four to six years the state will flip and become Democratic. Clearly though, not without a great deal of effort.

Other priority topics: African American unemployment whose levels have plateaued Jealous says and, of course, the Trayvon Martin case.


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