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Today in D.C. History: MLK Delivers Final D.C. Address at Nat’l Cathedral

On March 31, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., gave his final Sunday sermon in nation's capital, delivering the sermon, "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution" from the National Cathedral's ornate Canterbury pulpit. It was just four days before the great civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.
“No individual can live alone, [...]

Today in D.C. History: Metro Red Line Opens First Segment

Thirty-five years ago this week, Metro started operations on its first rail segment, the Red Line between the Rhode Island Avenue and Farragut North stations.
On Saturday, March 27, 1976, the subway opened to much fanfare, offering free rides to the more than 50,000 people who showed up to see what was considered at the time [...]