Pilgrimage: March on Washington

UNITED STATES The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, celebrated 50 years ago today, is the top “Historic Pilgrimage,” according to National Geographic’s Places of a Lifetime book series. (National Geographic Books) Use our resources to better understand the march and its appeal as a pilgrimage for thousands of Americans supporting civil and economic rights for all citizens. Discussion Ideas The National Geographic article identifies … Continue reading Pilgrimage: March on Washington

March on Washington

UNITED STATES 50 years ago this week, civil rights leaders engaged in what Martin Luther King, Jr., called “the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of our nation.” (Washington Post) You’ve certainly heard the speech King delivered that day—”I Have a Dream.” But did you know that King was not the march’s organizer? That no one did a lot of marching? That not all … Continue reading March on Washington

New this Weekend

“Human Footprint” and “Library of Congress Experience” debut this weekend. It’s April, and spring is in the air! In Washington, D.C., that means the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. If you’re in town for the festival, you might be interested to check out the some of the new exhibits downtown–IF you can bear to step inside, that is. The “Library of Congress Experience” exhibit … Continue reading New this Weekend

Map It: Local Explorer

Remember my New Year’s resolution to learn more about my neighborhood in Washington, D.C.? Well, I just found a great new application to help me in that quest. WashingtonPost.com has a feature called “Local Explorer” that provides detailed maps of sites of interest in the Washington, D.C. Metro Region. Powered by Google, it stays true to the innovator’s trademark clean, user-friendly format. Simply type in an … Continue reading Map It: Local Explorer