LSP Picks!: March On Washington 50th Anniversary

LSP Picks!: March On Washington 50th Anniversary


In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday, August 28th, we have a few events we think you should check out. Here’s your chance to be a part of history.

Friday, August 23rd

Redeem the Dream National
Summit & Reception
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

National Museum of African Art
(Smithsonian Institution)
950 Independence Ave SW,
Washington, DC 20560
Hosted by National Urban League

Commemorative Concert
57th Annual SCLC International Convention
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Washington D. C. Convention Center
Washington, DC
Hosted by Southern Christian
Leadership Conference
Register here

Saturday, August 24th

50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March & Rally
“Jobs, Justice & Freedom”
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lincoln Memorial
Washington, DC
National Conveners: Martin Luther King, III & Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network
Co-Convened by: AFSCME, AFT, APRI, HRC, LCCR, NAACP, NBJC, SCLC,SEIU, NCBW, NOW, NUL, NCNW, NCBCP, CWA, LiUNA, NEA, SEIU, 1199 SEIU, UFT, Unite Here, The King Center and CWBI (List in Formation)

For more info click here.

Freedom Festival

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

West Potomac Park
Hosted by The King Center & National Park Service

Sunday, August 25th

The Willard InterContinental in collaboration with the King Center present
“I Have a Dream” Gospel Brunch with singer Denyce Graves.
11:00 am-

Willard InterContinental Hotel
Willard Grand Ballroom
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

This special occasion honors Martin Luther King’s famous speech which he finalized at the Willard Hotel in on August 28, 1963.

Sparkling wine reception
Elaborate Southern-style brunch buffet with dessert bar and chocolate fountain by Executive Chef Luc Dendievel,
Commemorative Martin Luther King keepsake,
Performances by Mezzo Soprano Denyce Graves,
Voices of Worship choir and Inspirational Jazz ensemble,
and InterContinental silent auction to benefit the King Center.

For reservations cal 202-637-7350 or email or visit

Monday, August 26th

Global Freedom Festival 
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The National Mall
Washington, DC

Hosted by: National Park Service, with the King Center and the The Coalition for Jobs, Justice and Freedom

Tuesday, August 27th

Panel Discussion with the Historical Society of Washington
7 pm

Carnegie Library
Washington, DC

Participate in an engaging panel discussion that will explore the local and national impact of the March on Washington in the context of the photographers who documented the historic march and the way that newspapers covered the event. A freshman at American University in 1963, Eric Kulberg captured the march’s leaders, participants, media coverage, and the overall impact on the city and its residents. A selection of his photographs will be on display in the Kiplinger Research Library. Panelists include Photographer Eric Kulberg, Community Archivist Derek Gray, and Kiplinger Research Library Director Krissah. RSVP Required.

Wednesday, August 28th

“Let Freedom Ring” Commemorative Closing Ceremony
11:30 am – 4 pm

Lincoln Memorial 
Washington, DC. The event will feature remarks by President Barack Obama, President Bill Clinton, and President Jimmy Carter. At 3 p.m., an international bell-ringing event designed to inspire unity, will take place.

Remembering the March on Washington (1963-2013)

12 pm-3pm

Prince Georges Community College
301 Largo Road
Marlboro Hall-Art Gallery (1033)

Join the students, faculty and staff for a special afternoon that includes a screening of The Second American Revolution, a panel discussion entitled Where Are We Now?: Thoughts on Race and Politics in America featuring:

-J. Shango, Associate Professor, Department of History  (Moderator)
-Dr. Korey Bowers Brown, Associate Professor, Department of History
-Delegate Aisha Braveboy (D), Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
-Head-Roc, Performing Artist and Social Justice Advocate

Plus! Trivia, Giveaways and a special closing  performance by Head-Roc!

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