Tuesday, August 27, 2013


The day was August 24, 1963. Countless numbers of people, ranging from all different skin shades from all over the world were headed to Washington, D.C. for one of the most momentous events since America’s founding. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a march in the nation’s capitol to deliver a strong message to the flawed, biased American government. Reciting his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, Dr. King’s message of equality for all resonated from his microphone, through the audience, to the government of the United States and buried itself into the hearts and minds of millions of American people, as well as people around the world. The individuals that marched with Dr. King on this day were unaware that they would be a part of history, as they were just focused on amending their present. With Jim Crow running rampant in America, especially the south, these people decided to take a stand, along with Dr. King, to make their voices heard to a government that often put them on mute.
Fifty years later on August 24, 2013, minorities are still fighting for this same respect. Many speakers were present for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, including Al Sharpton, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. III, Sybrina Fulton and more. And once again, people from all creeds were there, continuing to fight the battle that Dr. King began all those years ago.
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