The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

Our view: Words and numbers


How do you measure progress?

In the 50 years since the march on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s signature "I Have a Dream" address, this nation has witnessed significant improvement in opportunities for African-Americans.

Access to education was emphasized by civil rights leaders. In 1964, only 365,000 blacks in this country held at least a bachelor's degree. Now 5.1 million have completed at least four years of college study. More that 21 percent of those aged 25 and over hold degrees, compared to 3.9 percent in the year after King's speech.

Political involvement was another i...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2018

Rendered 02/13/2019 23:18