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The cover story of Parade magazine for Aug. 25, 2013, is about recipes for tailgating as the college football season opens.

In Parade: Tailgating foods, civil rights issues today

In the cover story of this week's Parade magazine, available in Sunday's print edition of The Journal Gazette, chef John Currence, the owner of five restaurants, shares tailgate-friendly recipes from his new cookbook.

Also in this week's issue, on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech, Parade asked three civil rights experts what issues they thought he would raise in 2013.

Excerpts from their responses follow:

“What’s striking about the speech is how much of it remains relevant.... Fifty years later, we haven’t committed ourselves to ridding America of poverty and all its destructive social consequences. He would be particularly surprised that a half century after a freedom movement overcame the southern Jim Crow system, there are too many African-Americans whose freedom is limited by a criminal justice system that incarcerates blacks at a far higher rate than whites for similar offenses…” - Clayborne Carson, Stanford University historian, editor of King’s papers and the author of "Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr."

“It seems to me Dr. King would speak out about the 99 percent.... He would take every opportunity to put the plight of the middle class and the problem of poverty at the top of the country’s agenda, which is exactly what we need today. Occupy Wall Street got people’s attention with this issue...but they lacked a credible leader. Nobody came forward. Dr. King was the sort of brilliant leader who could make that issue come alive.” - Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), a civil rights and feminist leader, and former chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

“Dr. King would be talking about the need for quality education for all the nation’s youth. He would argue that while we managed to eject Jim Crow from public accommodations, we did not remove it from public schools.... He would argue that education is also a constitutional right, and that allowing Jim Crow public schooling -- meaning that poor kids don’t have the same access to resources as privileged kids -- is effectively condemning those children to similar lives of hopeless poverty, especially in the information age.” - Bob Moses, founder and president of the Algebra Project Inc., and director of the Mississippi Voting Rights campaigns of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1961 to 1965.

For the full text of their remarks, see Parade in Sunday's print edition of The Journal Gazette.

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