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The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...More >>
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A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care. The mother says the sad part is her toddler daughter has Down's Syndrome and can't tell her what's going on. This motherMore >>
A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care.More >>
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Chef Jeff is in and around Montgomery this week filming episodes for his new TV show "Flip my Food." Friday morning Chef Jeff met with golf pros on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill inMore >>
Chef Jeff is in and around Montgomery this week filming episodes for his new TV show "Flip my Food."More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:01:44 GMT
The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace.More >>
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace - the fourth...More >>
GADSDEN, AL (WAFF) -
For some in Alabama, it's easy to remember
what the March on Washington was like fifty years ago.
More than two hundred and fifty thousand people took place
in the highly anticipated event. While the march took place in Washington,
D.C., much of the pre-march planning and organizing happened right here in
The march was the largest civil rights demonstration in
history. People from all over the country were there, including James Smith and
Robert Avery, who hitchhiked their way from Gadsden to D.C.
Nearly twenty civil rights leaders were scheduled to speak,
but Smith and Avery said it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who caught the
crowd's attention. Smith said, "Once he stood up and started speaking, it just,
you could hear crickets, that's just how quiet it was, you know, just drinking
in his words and things."
After giving the famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the
march, Dr. King was named Man of the Year in 1963 and 1964 by Time Magazine.