It was nearly 50 years ago on August 28, 1963, that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The riveting words he delivered are still relevant today:
“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American Dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.’…I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.”
We are excited to invite you to join us this Saturday, August 24, for a commemorative march on Washington!
Our President and CEO, Janet Murguía, will join various civil rights and labor leaders to address continued struggles such as immigration, economic justice, and recent threats to voting rights. The program of speakers will begin in the morning; afterward, we’ll all march from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.
When: Saturday, August 24, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Lincoln Memorial, eventually marching past the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Who: Various civil rights and labor leaders
People will be attending the march from all over the country, so get there early!
We’ll see you Saturday!