August 24, 2013
Tens of thousands of people marched on D.C. streets Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington — and to rally for D.C. statehood.
In rapid fire, speakers stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and called for all people to continue to pursue the dream King fought for 50 years ago.
“This is not the time for nostalgic commemoration,” said Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the slain civil rights leader. “Nor is this the time for self-congratulatory celebration. The task is not done. The journey is not complete. We can and we must do more.”
This article was posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm