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Scenes From The 50th Anniversary Of The Dream Speech

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 28, 2013 by johnbuckley100

All photos Leica M and 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph.

Stars and Stripes

There may have been fewer people than there were 50 years ago — the rainy day, punctuated by steam heat, was a discouragement for some.  But it was a pretty great and historic moment.

Three Presidents

 

It was a day for remembering the past and pointing to the future.

Over The Shoulder

 

And for recording the moment for posterity.

maori

 

Everyone seemed to understand the importance of the moment.

Point

 

And in spite of the weather and the long day, people left with smiles on their faces.

Striped Hat

The Seriousness — And Joy — In Yesterday’s March On Washington

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 25, 2013 by johnbuckley100

All photographs Leica Monochrom and 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph.

New Jim Crow

 

To herald its coverage of yesterday’s 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington, The Washington Post uses one of the most beautiful sentences ever written by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.:  “The arc of moral history is long, but it bends toward justice.”  Along with the ever-present images of Trayvon Martin, it was a reminder of the seriousness of the occasion.

Of The People

 

But yesterday’s march was as much filled with joy as protest.  And there were reminders of how far as a nation we have come in 50 years.

Vacationing With Obama

 

Even as folks hawked photos of icons to the large, friendly crowd.

Photos For Sale

 

For many members of the largely African-American crowd, it was like a family reunion.  It was a really lovely day.

Sorority Sisters

Trayvon And The 50th Anniversary of The March On Washington

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 24, 2013 by johnbuckley100

Trayvon and Girl

 

We expected the tee shirts and placards commemorating Rev. Martin Luther King and his speech delivered 50 years ago this week.  But if there was anyone whose death hung over what otherwise was a gorgeous, happy summer day in the Nation’s Capital, it was Trayvon Martin.

Trayvon and Longhaired Man

 

More images posted tomorrow.  Both images Leica Monochrom, 50mm APO-Summicron-Asph, orange filter.

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