Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Carroll County, MD Branch of the NAACP represented at the March on Washington on August 24, 2013

Aug. 24, 2013 March on Washington tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

The Carroll County, MD Branch of the NAACP were represented at the March on Washington on August 24, 2013 – John Lewis, Pam Zappardino, Virginia Harrison, Jean Lewis, Anna-Maria Halstead, Charles Harrison, Cheron Harris, Xiomara Pierre, Charles Collyer and Kevin Earl Dayhoff at March on Washington - 50Th Anniversary.

It was a day of camaraderie – for folks from all over the nation to come together and hear an amazing group of speakers that included Rep. John Lewis, Julian Bond, Martin Luther King III, Eric Holder, Cory Booker, Nancy Pelosi, Myrlie Evers Williams, Al Sharpton, Steny Hoyer, Ed Schultz, Denise King, Joseph Lowery, CT Vivan, representatives of the Human Rights Campaign, the National Council of LaRaza, the AFT, the NEA and many, many more.

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By Kevin Dayhoff, kevindayhoff@gmail.com

1:38 p.m. EDT, August 27, 2013

Members of the Carroll County chapter of the NAACP joined tens of thousands Saturday at the National Mall - at the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial - in Washington to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington.

It was at that time in the early 1960s that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) made "I have a dream" the clarion-call of the civil rights movement at a political rally called the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.”

History continues to reflect upon the importance of the march on Washington in 1963. One thing remains certain, it was a pivotal moment in American history that has contributed greatly to who we are as a nation today.



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