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Fifty years later, remembering the civil rights march that moved a nation

Mar 25, 2015 - 02:36 pm .- Catholic leaders marked the 50th anniversary of the voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. with praise for those who advanced racial progress, calling on others to “march on” toward unity of hearts and minds.

US bishops praise continuing Civil Rights movement

Sep 17, 2014 - 02:34 am .- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was “a monumental step forward” for human dignity, but continued work is necessary to fight the “destructive influence of racism,” said the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference.  

US bishops to honor 50th anniversary of civil rights milestones

Aug 28, 2014 - 12:41 pm .- The U.S. bishops are encouraging commemorations of the 50th anniversary of milestones in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, saying they should inspire further work for the common good.  

MLK's witness continues to push for justice 'rooted in love'

Jan 20, 2014 - 06:48 am .- The example of Martin Luther King, Jr., calls Americans today to renew their commitment to justice and charity, reflected the head of the Knights of Peter Claver ahead of the annual holiday recognizing the civil rights leader.

Crowds in DC urged to continue work of Martin Luther King

Aug 28, 2013 - 05:50 pm .- Thousands of people gathered in downtown Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s now-famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”

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