The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a peaceful demonstration against racial discrimination. The March on Washington took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. Those that attended were in support of equal rights for all. This message was amplified during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s infamous “I Have a Dream” speech.
Approximately 57 years later, people will return to the same site in Washington, D.C. to march against police brutality. The march is entitled Commitment March: Get Your Knee off Our Necks. The term “get your knee off our necks” is a reference to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man that was killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.
March on Washington 2020
Date: Friday, August 28, 2020
Time: The main event will be from 11 am to 3 pm ET.
Location: Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Speakers: Tylik McMillian (youth coordinator, National Action Network), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, Marc Morial (president, National Urban League), Yolanda King (granddaughter of Martin Luther King), Floyd family attorney Benjamin Crump, Rep. Karen Bass, Martin Luther King III, Rev. Sharpton, Families of Floyd, Garner, Blake, and Taylor
Where to Stream Event?
Click the links below at 11 am ET on Friday, August 28, 2020
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