August 28, 2013
It was 50 years ago on this day that Martin Luther King Jr. orchestrated the pivotal march on Washington that personified Civil Rights and the platform of the famous “I have a Dream Speech”. The march was the action of souls that represented the hearts, minds, dreams and aspirations of Black Americans supported by the many for rights, freedoms, liberties, equity, social justice and to engage as Americans.
This day is monumental in understanding that it was just 50 years ago in which it was not legal for Blacks to vote across all 50 states. Deconstruct the bundle of rights that were not provided and what freedoms were not afforded provides us an opportunity for national reflection on citizenry and the word overcoming.
The march was an omnibus of many actions reflected on one day that all can remember and honor for their contributions.
- 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington (delaerea.wordpress.com)
- Times Square Screens MLK’s “I Have A Dream” Speech On Its 50th Anniversary (ny1.com)
- NBA players react to 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speach (probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- LIVE UPDATES: March on Washington Anniversary (abcnews.go.com)
- How Fox News Covers The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington (businessinsider.com)
- Text of Obama’s speech on March on Washington (sacbee.com)