President Barack Obama will help retain history next week by re-creating the memorable and iconic march on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, DC in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Howard University in Washington will also host a special chapel service with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and hold a service day when incoming freshman will perform community service across the city. The university will premiere a documentary on the civil rights movement and host a question-and-answer session with the film’s producer, Andrew Young, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a Howard alumnus. (USA Today)The March on Washington is most recognized for Martin Luther King delivering his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech.
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