On the 60th anniversary of the Peoples’ March on Washington, a group of student activists in Georgia announced a policy platform that addresses their demands to the state.
Decades after the 1963 March on Washington, thousands again gathered in the nation's capital to declare that Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy was in jeopardy amid fresh civil rights struggles.
Sixty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. issued his resounding call for racial harmony that set off decades of push and pull toward progress. On Saturday, as civil rights leaders and their allies mark 60 years since the original March on Washington, they hope to recapture the spark that forever changed America.
The March on Washington of 1963 is remembered most for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. It was a crowning moment for the long-term civil rights activism of what is sometimes referred to as the "Black Church." In the decades before and after 1963, Black churches and denominations have had diverse priorities and political approaches.
The “Pants on the Ground” performer was at Selma and King’s march on Washington
The "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march comes as frustration over police brutality and use of force have sparked national protests following the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd.