Freedom Of Assembly

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Walk in remembrance of 9/11 unites Washingtonians

Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Jews, Muslims — people of all faiths — participate in Washington's Unity Walk each September.
U.S. Constitution with Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence on an American flag with a quill pen (© Pamela Au/ Alamy Stock Photo)

Why protect offensive speech?

The U.S. Constitution's First Amendment includes the right to say unpopular things and "hate speech," and it gives that right to everybody.
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Pride 2017 in photos: The worldwide LGBTI community celebrates

Check out some events in the month-long celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) rights.
Elbert Ransom Jr. smiling (State Dept./D. A. Peterson)

Elbert Ransom reminisces about King

Elbert Ransom has advocated for civil rights since he was 17, the age at which he met a 24-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Alabama.
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Join a live chat on race, freedom and protest

Marc Morial, CEO of the National Urban League, will conduct a live global webchat on February 22, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EST (13:00 to 14:30 UTC).
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The National Mall: Coming together in America’s backyard

Located right in the heart of Washington, the National Mall hosts almost 3,000 events every year, from political protests to kite festivals.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial viewed through trees (© AP Images)

The life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for racial equality in the United States. His legacy still inspires millions.