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Thousands to March on Washington on Anniversary of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

HeadlineAug 28, 2020

In Washington, D.C., tens of thousands of protesters from across the country are expected to march to the Lincoln Memorial today joining ongoing demands for criminal justice reform and outcry against police brutality and racial violence. Participants will include the Reverend Al Sharpton and the families of George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Ahmaud Arbery, Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor. Today marks 57 years since Martin Luther King Jr. gave his 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial, as well as the anniversary of the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was lynched by a white mob on August 28, 1955. Meanwhile, the Movement for Black Lives is hosting the Black National Convention tonight, a virtual event showcasing the power and resistance of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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