Join The March Online


 

By Jueseppi B.

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The August 24th National Action To Realize The Dream March Led By Rev. Al Sharpton & Martin Luther King, III To Include Brief Remarks By Attorney General Eric Holder, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Steny Hoyer, Newark Mayor Corey Booker, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Bernice King, The Families of Emmett Till & Trayvon Martin & Many Others From Civil Rights, Labor & The Church

 

Main Speakers (from 11:0 AM EDT):

 

Nancy Pelosi

 

Bernice King

 

Steny Hoyer

 

Myrlie Evers-Williams (Widow of Medgar-Evers)

 

Attorney General Eric Holder

 

Martin Luther King, III

 

Rev. Al Sharpton

 

Trayvon Martin family

 

Emmett Till family

 

12:30:

March down Independence Avenue, passing the King Memorial to the Washington Monument

 

 

Civil rights activists are gathering in our nation’s capital to march — just as they did 50 years ago, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. looked out from the Lincoln Memorial and called the huge crowd “the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.”

 

As we honor their efforts and strive to continue their work, don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic event.

 

Start by tweeting your message of support for the march.

 

Then follow us on Instagram and Facebook to view and share real-time photos of the march.

 

We are celebrating 50 years of progress for our movement at a time when it could not be more critical to renew our commitment to the dreams of leaders like Dr. King, Roy Wilkins, and Rosa Parks.

 

And we want you to be a part of it, even if you can’t be with us in Washington. Marchers and virtual marchers alike are coming together, from all walks of life, and all corners of our country. I’m proud our numbers will include you as we take to the National Mall.

 

Thanks for everything you do, and please join us on TwitterFacebook, andInstagram for the march.

 

Sincerely,

Ben

 

Benjamin Jealous
President and CEO
NAACP

 

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Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – August 28, 1963

 

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I Have a Dream Speech
Martin Luther King’s Address at March on Washington
August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.

 

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

 

 

 

 

THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON

 

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The family of Trayvon Martin. The family of Emmett Till. 50 years later, they march together

The family of Trayvon Martin. The family of Emmett Till. 50 years later, they march together

 

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Anti Gun March On Washington


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

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Friends of Chase Kowalski, one of the children killed in the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., take part in the March on Washington for Gun Control on Saturday.  Yuri Gripas, AFP/Getty Images.

 

 

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A woman holds a sign protesting assault weapons Saturday at the March on Washington for Gun Control.  Yuri Gripas, AFP/Getty Images.

 

 

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Protesters calling for gun control walk from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument.  Susan Walsh, AP.

 

 

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A woman holds a banner that reportedly shows how many people have died in shootings in America in the 31 days since the Newtown, Conn., shooting.  Yuri Gripas, AFP/Getty Images.

 

 

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People hold signs calling for gun control as they walk from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington Monument.  Susan Walsh, A.

 

 

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A boy holds an anti-gun sign during the March on Washington for Gun Control.  Yuri Gripas, AFP/Getty Images.

 

 

 

From Yahoo News:

 

Thousands march for gun control in Washington

 

By BRETT ZONGKER | Associated Press

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people, many holding signs with names of gun violence victims and messages such as “Ban Assault Weapons Now,” joined a rally for gun control on Saturday, marching from the Capitol to the Washington Monument.

 

Leading the crowd were marchers with “We Are Sandy Hook” signs, paying tribute to victims of the December school shooting in Newtown, Conn.Washington Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials marched alongside them. The crowd stretched for at least two blocks along Constitution Avenue.

 

Participants held signs reading “Gun Control Now,” ”Stop NRA” and “What Would Jesus Pack?” among other messages. Other signs were simple and white, with the names of victims of gun violence.

 

About 100 residents from Newtown, where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six teachers, traveled to Washington together, organizers said.

 

Participant Kara Baekey from nearby Norwalk, Conn., said that when she heard about the Newtown shooting, she immediately thought of her two young children. She said she decided she must take action, and that’s why she traveled to Washington for the march.

 

“I wanted to make sure this never happens at my kids’ school or any other school,” Baekey said. “It just can’t happen again.”

 

Read the rest of the story at Yahoo News.

 

 

 

From The Independent:

 

Residents from Newtown, Connecticut, were expected at the march in the wake of Sandy Hook massacre

 

JAMES LEGGE  SATURDAY 26 JANUARY 2013

Thousands marched through Washington, D.C. today in a rally for stricter gun controls in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

 

Walking from Capitol Hill to the Washington Monument, demonstrators waved placards with pictures of shooting victims and slogans like, “Protect children, not guns.”

 

Police blocked off half of the road for the crowd, which was led by Washington Mayor Vincent Gray.

 

About 100 residents were expected from Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month. The rally was organized in response to that shooting.

 

Speakers at the Washington Monument called for a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

 

The entire piece can be read at The Independent.

 

 

 

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