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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington
where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream”
speech. The March is widely credited for helping to pass the Civil Rights
Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Among the 250,000
people who marched for jobs and freedom were 58 Minnesotans.
Three members of the Minnesota contingent recently came to KFAI
to share their memories with producer Susan Gray and intern Ahmad
Aly. Yesterday we learned that after landing in Washington the group
met with Senator Hubert Humphrey and other elected officials from
Minnesota at a church. Here is part two of the conversation with
Dr. Josie Johnson, Rev. Rollie Robinson and Mr. Max Fallek

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.  The March is widely credited for helping to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.   Among the 250,000 people who marched for jobs and freedom were 58 Minnesotans.

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Marian Wright Edelman says “we don’t have a money problem in the United States, we have a values and priorities problem”.
She was the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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Former Hennepin County Commissiner and current head of the Minneapolis Downtown Council Mark Stenglein talks with KFAI’s Terry Carter.

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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADO with her guest Mark Trahant as they cover the fast-moving national and regional news in Indian Country.Paulette Jordan announced she is in the running for governor of Idaho. Many other Indians and Alaska Natives are running for public office, including MN State Representative Peggy Flanagan who is running with Tim Walz in a crowded MN gubernatorial campaign field. 
 
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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday November 1, 2017 at 1 pm for the latest in national American Indian politics and news with Shoshone journalist Mark Trahant. When Mark was last on FIRST PERSON RADIO it August we said there was almost too much news streaming over the airwaves but that is even more true for this week. 

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