50th Anniversary Celebration of Washington March!
50th Anniversary Celebration of The March on Washington (Special Event!)
Join us in commemorating and celebrating the historic March on Washington, which occurred 50 years ago on August 28, 1963! The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. It called for civil and economic rights for African Americans, and is where Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech advocating for racial harmony.
At this exciting tribute, some of Chicago’s most impactful community leaders and youth organizations join forces to reenact the iconic March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs. Come early with your family or group to be a part of the line-up to march through Washington Park!
The March on Washington Celebration is FREE to the public. Special Museum Admission is $5.00 for August 24th only.
*Selection of Participants and Guests *
Bennett Johnson – Originator of 1963 March
Brenetta Howell Barrett – Original Fighter for Freedom
Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Jedidiah Brown – Young Leaders Alliance
Father Michael Pfleger
Thomas Todd – Activist & Attorney
And Many More….