Sat, Aug 26|
60TH Anniversary of the March on Washington
Join the Nation on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on August 26th.
Time & Location
Aug 26, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Lincoln Memorial, 2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20002, USA
About the Event
The 2023 March on Washington will set the tone for 2024 exactly 60 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other Civil Rights Leaders organized the pivotal March on Washington in August 1963.
As the nation reckons with historic levels of violent hate crimes and threats to its democracy, we must continue the decades old fight for democracy, social justice, and civil rights. Join me, Martin Luther King lll, Arndrea Waters King, Yolanda Renee King, Drum Major Institute, National Action Network, and more on August 26, 2023 at the Lincoln Memorial for the 60th anniversary March on Washington.
It’s Not A Commemoration, It’s A Continuation! We March On!
WHY WE MARCH
This March continues the original March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, carrying the same issues of discrimination and civil rights abuses. Our civil rights are under severe attack! There are mass efforts by some to assert control over us and our voting rights. Violence, intimidation, and attempts to erase our history are political tools that underestsimate the power of the people.
Hate crimes hate speech, and antisemitism against our communities based on race, religion, ehnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability are at their higest levels. These attacks perpetuating long-standing systemic injustices do not have a place in a democracy.
Join us to fight against white supremacy and disinformation and to uphold our collective values of freedom, equality, and justice.
THE TIME IS NOW TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THESE SEVERE ATTACKS.
BACKGROUND ON EVENT
In January, March convenors Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder & President of the National Action Network, Martin Luther King, III, Board Chairman of the Drum Major Institute, and Arndrea Waters King, Chairman, and President of Drum Major Institute, announced the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington at the NAN MLK Day Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
In May, the Washington Post wrote the first piece on the March. This was the first time the date of the March was publicly announced. We are committed to the focus of making an impact through the continuation of the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington. This March, because it is one tool of many, we are collectively using an opportunity to recenter and engage the movement following a disastrous term after Supreme Court decisions and the continued erosion of our rights by legislators and courts across the country. This collaborative effort centers on communities, their voices, and young people.