Fifty years ago, black Americans -- and many whites as well -- descended on Washington, D.C., to insist on one simple thing: that the United States keep its word that "all men are created equal." Fifty years later, progress on equal rights has been realized in some ways, but it remains a dream in others.
Fifty years after King's March on Washington, young civil rights activists push dreams of their own.
Urgent issues await presidential action this fall. How Mr. Obama handles them will say a lot about his presidency.