Aug 22, 2013
Fifty years ago, more than 200,000 people gathered in the nation's capital to demand civil liberty and economic opportunity for all. The march was the largest demonstration for jobs and freedom in the country's history, and it was there that Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech.
This Saturday, civil rights, labor and social justice organizations will be rallying once again on the National Mall to honor the historic demonstration. We will be gathering together not as a commemoration, but as a continuation and a call to action. Despite the progress America has made, we still have a long way to go to fulfill the goals of the original march.
Here's the lineup of events:
8 AM – 12:30 PM: Rally Program at the Lincoln Memorial
12:30 PM – 1 PM: March to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
1 PM – 4 PM: Rally Program Continues
Join us and be sure to wear CWA red!