March On Washington
The gathering Saturday was a precursor to the actual anniversary of the Aug. 28, 1963 March on Washington.
Activists will stage voting rights rallies in major cities across the country on Saturday, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington.
Yolanda Renee King, the 12-year-old granddaughter of Martin Luther King Jr., told the crowd that her generation would be the one to fulfill her grandfather’s dream.
The event marks the 57th anniversary of the original March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and continues a momentous summer of anti-racism protests.
The Aug. 28 event will mark the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington.
Rustin, who co-organized the March on Washington in 1963, was jailed for having gay sex nearly 70 years ago.
On the eve of the "March for Our Lives," here's a look at other moments when Americans spoke out en masse.
"This is about us begging for our lives,” said Cameron Kasky, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Pacifist Bayard Rustin was behind the scenes of some of the biggest moments of the civil rights movement.
Party stars like Khizr Khan and Wendy Davis are already getting involved.