Don’t Miss the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
August 22, 2013 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
This Saturday, crowds will descend upon the Washington Mall to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington and to recognize that the battle for justice continues.
HRC is proud to participate in the National Action Network’s event, the theme of which is “National Action to Realize the Dream. “
The Rev. MacArthur H. Flournoy, HRC's Director of Faith Partnerships & Mobilization, will be among those speaking at the event from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial. At 1:00 p.m., participants will march from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which sits on the Tidal Basin.
Get some of answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the event here.
Next week, as part of the March on Washington anniversary events, HRC will celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader and gay man Bayard Rustin, one of the main organizers of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Join HRC, the Center for Black Equity, Hilton Worldwide and Verizon on August 28 at 7 p.m. in the HRC Equality Forum in Washington, D.C. for a panel discussion and reception honoring Rustin’s contributions to the American civil rights movement.