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New York NOW: The March on Washington 50 Years Later

With the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington August 28, 2013, New York NOW sat down with two prominent African Americans who share their memories of that summer day in August of 1963.  

Georgia Congressman John Lewis is the last surviving speaker from the event. He was the youngest leader of the civil rights movement at the time and talks vividly to us about the events leading up to August 28th and the subsequent “I Have A Dream” speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For a different perspective, we also interview David Paterson. The Harlem native and first African American New York Governor was just nine years old back then. Watch the interview to learn my he wasn't allowed to go to the March with his father.

The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.

New York NOW: Education & History

New teachers union President wants to increase union's political potency

There’s a big change at state’s largest teacher’s union, New York State United Teachers, as members elected new leadership after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll out of the new Common ...

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A Different Kind of Fight Film: Bill Siegel’s “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”

The Trials of Muhammad Ali gives a purposeful look to Ali's life outside of the ring. Doc Soup Man Tom Roston interviews director Bill Siegel about the making of the film.

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A Fierce Green Fire: Online Sneak Peak Screening with American Masters and The Sierra Club

Join Sierra Club conservationist Bruce Hamilton for a special sneak preview screening of American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire. We'll gather together to watch the first 20 minutes of the film, chat...

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