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Events Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

There are two key mass gatherings at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. For a complete list of events, go to

Today's Jobs and Freedom Agenda

Read and share "The Unfinished March," a series of posts in which our writers spell out the economic justice message of the 1963 March on Washington and the agenda for today that the march and King's message demands.

Saturday, August 24

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50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March & Rally
“Jobs, Justice & Freedom”
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
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)
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Wednesday, August 28

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The Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Ceremony
Featuring an address by President Barack Obama
The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Hosted by The King Center and The Coalition for Jobs, Justice and Freedom (National Council of Negro Women, SCLC, National Urban League, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation, National Action Network, National Council of Churches, Children’s Defense Fund)
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