Tuesday, August 31, 2010

huevoicesdotcom @ the Reclaim the Dream March

*huevoicesdotcom was ONLY present for the rally*

National Action Network hosted the Reclaim the Dream rally and march to commemorate the 47th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historical March on Washington, D.C.

A swarm of people flooded the football field at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School in northwest Washington, DC. Some folks came from across the country in caravans of coach buses and cars with family, friends, and in some cases strangers to march.

The event featured a wide variety of prominent civil rights figures including Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP and Dr. Barbara L. Shaw, Chair of the National Council of Negro Women.
U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan and Washington, D.C. City Council Chair Vincent Gray were also present to speak to the massive crowd.

huevoicesdotcom interviewed members from Youth in Action, a small youth organized group, traveled from Stone Mountain, Georgia to honor Dr. King's legacy in solidarity.

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