50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Rally
Location: Lincoln Memorial
The 50th Anniversary March on Washington will take place on //Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall.// Fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, leaders from civil rights, organized labor, housing, media, education and politics will once again convene in the nation's capital to urge Congress to create more jobs, protect voting rights, and to address the litany of recent attacks on immigration and workers' rights, and equality for the LGBT community.
The march has been convened by the Reverend Al Sharpton, President and Founder of National Action Network (NAN), and Martin Luther King, III, the eldest son of Coretta and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President of Realizing the Dream. Participating groups include but are not limited to: The King Center, A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), NAACP, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), NAACP LDF, National Urban League (NUL), National Council of Negro Women, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP), Tom Joyner, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 1199 SEIU, United Federation of Teachers (UFT), United Here, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, American Federation of Government Employees, AFGE, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Communities Without Boundaries International, Inc. (CWBI), Military Families Speak Out, Fair Vote, United for Peace & Justice, Veterans for Peace, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, National Congress of Black Women (NCBW), , National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW), Black Women's Health Imperative, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), National Black Justice Coalition, Family Equality Council, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Old Lesbians Organizing for Change, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), The Hip Hop Caucus, Operation Hope, Impact Black Youth Vote, OurTime.org, Skinner Leadership Institute and many others.
Contact: visit the National Action Network website to learn more