1. Various of March on Washington anniversary events
Washington - 28 August 2020
2. Various of March on Washington
Washington - 8 July 2020
2. Rep. Bennie Thompson, (D) Mississippi:
"What I see with the young people in the streets demonstrating, I equate that to the civil rights movement of the 60s where we had black and white young people coming together in the South"
Washington - 9 July 2020
3. Still of Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., with other lawmakers
Columbia, South Carolina - 29 February 2020
4. Still of Rep. James Clyburn,(D) South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina - 5 August 2020
5. Rep. James Clyburn (D) South Carolina:
"A man at a grocery store overcharged us. I mean, it was treating us as if we didn't know how to count. And he was overcharging us of what we bought, I objected to it. And I put the items on the counter and started counting it out for him. He took objection to that."
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6. Rep. James Clyburn (D) South Carolina:
I got in my car, attempted to crank the car. He walked out with a long barreled pistol, laid it in the window and said, You owe me fifteen more cents. And my two friends jumped out. Yelling and crying and they gave him the 15 cents. I wouldn't do it, but I suspect I'm still here today because they gave him the 15 cents."
Washington - 22 July 2020
6. Still of Thompson at a House Committee on Homeland Security
Washington - 14 June 2016
7. Still of Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. speaking on Capitol Hill during a Mississippi state flag protest on Flag Day.
Washington - 8 July 2020
8. Rep. Bennie Thompson, (D) Mississippi:
"As a young child, learning how to drive in Mississippi over 50 years ago is the same statements I'm making 50 years later to my grandson. Be careful. If the police stop, you don't do anything other than keep your hands on the wheel and say, yes, sir. No, sir. People should not be afraid of the police. The police should be viewed as a friend in the community."
Los Angeles - 18 January 2020
9. Still of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) addressing participants in the Women's March
"It goes back to nineteen seventy nine when I first got involved with confronting a police chief and that was Police Chief Daryl Gates in Los Angeles. And it was because of the killing of a woman named Eula Love. Eula Love was a mother of two children, two girls, and she could not afford to pay a twenty two dollar gas bill."
The nation is once again at a crossroads over racial inequity. On Friday, people are marking the 57th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech."
Yet demonstrators are protesting the law enforcement shooting of another Black man, Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.
The commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington comes as a new Civil Rights era is unfolding.
In recent weeks, several leading Black lawmakers in Congress reflected to The Associated Press on their experiences then, and now, as the House and Senate recently debated legislation to overhaul law enforcement procedures.