Where Do We March From Here? Psychologists’ Perspectives on Advancing the Dream

By Efua Andoh (Public Interest Communications Staff) On August 28, tens of thousands of Americans from every walk of life gathered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial. Various speakers, including Presidents Carter, Clinton and Obama, gave stirring speeches reflecting on the legacy left by Dr. King and those intrepid marchers via […]

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50 Years After the March on Washington: A Black Lobbyist’s Perspective

By Stefanie Reeves, MA, CAE (Sr. Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer, Public Interest Government Relations Office) Dr. King’s vision of a world where we are judged not the color of our skin but the content of our character rings true in government relations. Fifty years ago, there were 5 African American members of Congress.  As […]

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Has Dr. King’s “Dream” Died? The Challenge for Psychology 50 Years after the March on Washington

By Efua Andoh (Public Interest Communications Staff) With the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington approaching, we interviewed Henry Tomes, PhD, an esteemed psychologist who was the first African American to receive a PhD from Penn State University and the former Executive Director for APA’s Public Interest Directorate. Dr. Tomes reflected on the […]