May 26, 1997 |
Thousands of war veterans and their families circled the National Mall on motorcycles Sunday, demanding better treatment of disabilities linked to military service and a final accounting of Americans lost in the Indochina conflict and other wars.
June 2, 1996 |
Tens of thousands of people from across the nation gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday to march, sing, clap and cheer in support of a simple but powerful cause--the welfare of children.
June 1, 1996 |
Today, tens of thousands of children will be marching to the Lincoln Memorial and carrying with them hopes for a revived liberal agenda. Dubbed "Stand for Children," the march and rally is the brainchild of Marian Wright Edelman, the relentless champion of federal aid programs for nutrition, education, health and welfare. She conceived the idea of a children's crusade in February when the entire structure of federal aid, especially welfare, was under attack in Congress.
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July 6, 1996 |
They were two little boys on a big silver bird in the sky. One had on a black Nike baseball cap and an Orlando Magic jersey, his hair knitted in cornrows. The blond had on Nike shoes and a shirt with a T-rex stomping across it. "Explore the Smithsonian," it read. We were 33,000 feet above the Mississippi, heading back to Los Angeles from the Stand for Children in Washington, D.C.
September 1, 1996 |
A protest featuring several militia groups drew a light turnout for the first of two days of music and speeches decrying what organizers see as an increasingly powerful and intrusive federal government. "I just got a call, and people are stuck in traffic," organizer Joseph Corey told about 100 people scattered on the Mall near the Capitol about an hour after the two-day demonstration began. In an interview, Corey had predicted 15,000 people would show up.
January 24, 1995 |
Against a backdrop of rising violence and inflamed passions, thousands of anti-abortion protesters marched from the White House to the Supreme Court on Monday to mark the 22nd anniversary of the high court ruling making abortion legal, voicing a new enthusiasm for their cause in the wake of the conservative sweep of last November's elections.
October 18, 1995 |
After rallying in Washington to change destructive attitudes and behavior in the black community, an army of African American men are returning to their homes across the country to face the challenge of giving concrete meaning to their historic day of atonement. But how do they do that? The answer, judging from the comments and reactions of many who attended Monday's "Million Man March," is not simple.
October 18, 1995 |
Until the moment I reached the Capitol on Monday, I wondered if I had done the right thing. Drawn to the "Million Man March" with conflicted feelings, I got my answer as soon as I witnessed the human tidal wave. There were more faces like mine than I had ever seen in one spot. This was no grandiose event to validate the controversial beliefs of one controversial man.
September 3, 1994 |
The nation's capital was a virtual ghost town Friday with Congress in recess, the President vacationing on Martha's Vineyard and the city practically disengaged for the holiday weekend. But a thousand or so Vietnamese demonstrators marched and chanted anyway, the significance of the date more important than the reality that there might be very few in town to hear them.