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Rallygoers, Rights Leaders Gather in D.C. on 60th Anniversary of March on Washington

HeadlineAug 28, 2023

As the massacre in Jacksonville was unfolding, in Washington, D.C., tens of thousands of people gathered for the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Gregory Jackson of the Community Justice Action Fund addressed gun violence in his speech.

Gregory Jackson: “Every year over 138,000 people are killed from this crisis. This is the number one cause of death for all youth in America, the number one cause of death for all Black men in America, the number two cause of death for all Black women and all Latino men in America. But yet we have not seen the action to deal with the biggest health crisis of our time. In the past 30 years, we have only seen one law passed to address gun violence — one law — and yet our bodies are laying on the pavement every day. Every eight minutes another life is lost.”

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