On August 28, 2013 citizens from across this country will converge upon our nation’s capital to commemorate and celebrate the historic March On Washington which occurred 50 years ago on August 28, 1963. Visit 50thanniversarymarchonwashington.com This site provides information and updates on the numerous commemorative marches that are being planned throughout this country. In addition, this site provides citizens an opportunity to leave their remembrances and pictures of the march that changed the world.
The details of a process and a plan that began nearly a year ago are becoming clearer. The Metropolitan Police Department of Washington D.C permit that authorizes citizens, on August 28, 2013, to actually March on Washington was released today.
The permit allows citizens, from across this country, to march onto two institutions of government that are critical to making Dr. King’s dream a reality — the Department of Labor and the Department of Justice. This is the march that we heard the “I Have A Dream” speech from Dr. King.
For some details, here’s what we can tell you so far. On August 28, 2013:
• At 8:00 A.M. citizens will begin assembling at 600 New Jersey Avenue. We will be lead in this historic march by citizens who were at the original 1963 March on Washington and by the Civil Rights Museum on Wheels. This commemorative march will begin promptly at 9:30 A.M. as this is also a ”March for Jobs and Justice” our first rally point will take place at the United States Department of Labor which is located at 200 Constitution Avenue.
• After 15 minutes at the Department of Labor our “March for Jobs and Justice” will then take us to the United States Department of Justice which is located at 950 Pennsylvania Avenue
• After a 15 minute rally at the Department of Justice, marchers will then proceed south west making their way to the National Mall to join in the additional events planned in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.
• The Civil Rights Museum on Wheels (pending approval from the National Parks Service) will be stationed some where near the National Mall as an interactive exhibit. While there still are more important and exciting details to come, we hope this level of detail will allow you to make the necessary plans to participate in this important march and event.