Share The Dream - 50th Anniversary

Share the Dream

In 1963, a revolution of change was launched on streets across the Nation. As America begins to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, we examine how the watershed moments of that year still resonate today. Relive the events that brought our nation to its knees through amazing interviews and rarely seen footage. Join us for this memorable, remarkable documentary every family should watch on Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m..

Be sure to visit this site next week, as we add more of the events and emotional extended interviews with the leaders who were on the front lines of that pivotal time in history.

We'll also add a special education section; featuring an online video every student should watch, and an interactive study guide to download. These school resources will be available Monday Aug. 26.

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Study analyzes well-being of St. Louis African Americans

9:59 PM, Aug 28, 2013

Part of Dr. King's dream 50 years ago was creating economic and educational opportunity for African Americans. Fifty years later, jobs education and health are the focus of a new study by researchers at Washington University and St. Louis University.

Oprah: King forced US to wake up, change

9:30 PM, Aug 28, 2013

Oprah Winfrey says Martin Luther King Jr. forced the nation "to wake up, look at itself and eventually change." She says the civil rights leader's lessons inspire people all over the world.

Maya Angelou on MLK: "He was funny"

9:25 PM, Aug 28, 2013

As the nation commemorated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech Wednesday, those who knew the civil rights icon shared some of their experiences with the man behind the speech. 

FULL VIDEO: St. Louis leaders discuss MLK

9:05 PM, Aug 28, 2013

Thousands celebrate the 'Dream,' call for renewed fight

6:36 PM, Aug 28, 2013

As she inched toward the security checkpoint that would allow her to bask in the words of three presidents Wednesday afternoon, Toni Asante Lightfoot said, "It could be much worse."

Christ Church Cathedral 'Lets Freedom Ring'

6:35 PM, Aug 28, 2013

The bells at Christ Church Cathedral rang out at 2 p.m. Wednesday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. 

What makes the 'I Have a Dream' speech great

5:08 PM, Aug 28, 2013

Bernice King opens day of celebration for MLK speech

8:44 AM, Aug 28, 2013

The Rev. Bernice King opened the celebration of her father's famous "I Have a Dream" speech Wednesday with an interfaith service in Washington.

How MLK's 'Dream' speech changed STL family

7:09 AM, Aug 28, 2013

Norma Lewis didn't have big plans for her future but she had a budding sense that something wasn't quite right with America's race relations and the opportunities she envisioned for her daughter.

Pres. Obama expected to speak at MLK celebration today

7:08 AM, Aug 28, 2013

NBC News will provide special coverage today of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington and his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Revitalizing the streets named after Dr. King

8:12 PM, Aug 27, 2013

Near the corner of Martin Luther King and Hamilton, the neighborhood has fallen on hard times.

St. Louis nuns were on the front lines for civil rights

6:22 PM, Aug 27, 2013

They came to be known as the "Sisters of Selma" for their trip to Alabama during the voting rights protests.

Judge Jimmie Edwards: Kids have hope because of MLK

6:20 PM, Aug 27, 2013

St. Louis Circuit Judge Jimmie Edwards says the kids at Innovative Concept Academy can hope, and they can dream, because of the "I Have a Dream" speech. 

Civil Rights activist says MLK "communicated the hopes and dreams of people"

4:33 PM, Aug 27, 2013

Civil Rights activist Frankie Muse Freeman says while the final few phrases of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech are iconic and most ingrained in the public conscience, the rest of his sermon featured lovely imagery that should not be ignored or forgotten to history.

President and CEO of St. Louis Urban League reflects on MLK's legacy

4:25 PM, Aug 27, 2013

Michael McMillian said the nation is more cohesive, but work is still needed to empower the less fortunate and others born into situations where opportunity is not as plentiful.

Special airs tonight celebrating 50th anniversary of 'I Have a Dream' speech

12:17 PM, Aug 27, 2013

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

St. Louisans mark anniversary of "I Have a Dream Speech"

7:27 PM, Aug 24, 2013

Immigrant reflects on 'I Have a Dream' speech

9:48 PM, Aug 23, 2013

There was a twinkle in his four-year-old eyes as he looked into the big broadcast camera and said "are you taking my picture?" And then he looked up at his father before he moved closer to the camera. 

Black leaders issue goals of anniversary march

1:42 PM, Aug 23, 2013

Black civil rights leaders have released an agenda in advance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Meet the Press to re-air 50-year-old episode featuring MLK

10:10 AM, Aug 23, 2013

NewsChannel 5 will air a special episode of Meet the Press Sunday morning.

Second group of St. Louisans leaves for D.C.

6:32 AM, Aug 23, 2013

A group is traveling from St. Louis to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

St. Louis Urban League goes to Washington

10:05 PM, Aug 22, 2013

50 years later, history repeats itself as 46 people from St. Louis join tens of thousands from around the country headed to the nation's capitol. 

Women organize bus trip to D.C. for "I Have A Dream" anniversary

3:42 PM, Aug 22, 2013

We're closing in on the 50th anniversary of one of the most Iconic speeches in American history.

Half of US says racial equality not yet a reality

3:00 PM, Aug 22, 2013

Has the U.S. achieved Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society? Fewer than half of all Americans say the country has made substantial progress in the past 50 years toward racial equality, a new poll shows.

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