Saturday, August 24, 2013


On August 28, our nation will celebrate the "March on Washington" that took place in 1963. This is where the famous "I Have A Dream" speech was uttered by MLK Jr. As we take time to reflect on this moment in time, we must also look around to what is taking place in society today. 

The march is credited with helping to create the Civil Rights Act & the Voting Rights Act for African-Americans. It was a huge rally for human rights & attended by over 200,000 people. People marched together in peace & in solidarity to take a stand against prejudice & racial injustice. 

Although many battles have been fought & won along the same lines since then, prejudice, discrimination, poverty, oppression & injustice still permeate our society. As we remember, let's not forget the declaration, "...All men are created equal...all men have the right to life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness..."

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