Sunday, August 25, 2013

First Slice 8/25/13: Thousands recognize March on Washington's 50th anniversary

Posted By on Sun, Aug 25, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington in 1963
Tens of thousands of people descended upon the nation's capital this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the 1963 event where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Here are photos from the event - and five myths about the march. And a reminder about why you can't reprint or rebroadcast King's speech in full without paying royalties.

Around one year ago, Jordan Timmy Ashley was walking home from a bus stop in southwest Atlanta when he was shot and killed. The 21-year-old was working at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to save money to go to school. His family and police are still seeking help finding the alleged gunmen.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker says metro Atlanta is one helluva "vibrant ecosystem." Huzzah!

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis has asked the GBI to assist his department's investigation into allegations that state Rep. David Lucas, D-Macon, choked a teen during a campaign event. Lucas says he was trying to break up a scuffle.

Is three years really needed for law school? President Obama doesn't think so.

Let there be peace throughout the land: Paula Deen has reportedly settled with an ex-employee who alleged discrimination and sexual harassment. When Deen was questioned under oath in the case, she admitted using racial slurs in the past, a confession that caused serious damage to her image and career.

Worth reading behind the AJC paywall: A thorough look at a DeKalb County grand jury's indictment that alleges corruption in the county's contracting process spanning two administrations.

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