Celebrating History: The March on Washington, 50 Years Later

As many of you have heard, this weekend will be pretty historical. No, not because NSYNC is reuniting at the VMAs, but because today marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

I was chatting with one of my good friends on gchat this week and she posed a very interesting question: “Fifty years ago, there was no such thing as Twitter, Facebook or even text messaging. How did they spread the word?”

My hypothesis is through letters, phone calls, and other local initiatives, thousands of people from all over the nation and world were able to gather peacefully. Not only did they march for freedom, justice and racial equality, but attendees also witnessed one of the greatest speeches of all time from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

It’s quite electrifying to live in a city where so much history has been made. I’m really grateful to be exposed to so many great opportunities to witness history in the making. Celebratory events began on Wednesday, August 21st, and will conclude on Wednesday, August 28th. Today, a rally will begin at Lincoln Memorial and lead up to the march to the Washington Monument. For more information on the schedule of all events, you can head over to MLK Dream 50.

Hope to see some of you all out on the mall this morning!

Chasity

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