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Monday, August 26, 2013

March On Washington 50th Anniversary!!!!

As many of you may know, the March on Washington's 50th Anniversary was celebrated this past weekend. Although I did not get a chance to make it due to prior engagements, some relatives went and captured some great footage for me. The celebration had a great turn out! Tens of thousands of people from across the country came to Washington, DC to be a part of history! The celebration was held on the National Mall for a daylong commemoration of the approaching 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The March on Washington represents Jobs, Justice and Freedom. 

It was 50 years ago on August 28, 1963 that the late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his renowned "I Have A Dream" speech from the very steps of the Lincoln Memorial. His speech along with the march helped bring about passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and also the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Saturday's march was actually one of the seven events planned for the commemoration including a speech by President Obama at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday August 28th (the actual anniversary date) where he will be joined by former Presidents Bill Clinton & Jimmy Carter! Talk about history!!!

Throughout the day, tons of photos were shared via social networks of the experience of a lifetime! Check them out below....

It was beautiful to see all races out together in equality! We as a nation still have a long way to go, but in that process we have to be thankful of how far we've come! As I always say..."Progress is a process"!!

Until next time and as always....thanks for checking out my blog: TwithTally!

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