March on Washington

AP via NPR

This Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, one of the landmark events in the civil rights struggles of the 1960s.

WWNO and NPR have been looking back at the March in segments that have aired all month (archived here), and will air special coverage of the anniversary live from Washington, D.C., beginning at noon on Wednesday.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

An interfaith coalition is calling on elected leaders to cut the number of people incarcerated in Louisiana. The group is highlighting prison population numbers as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights.