Brooklyn residents to commemorate 50th anniversary of March on Washington in DC

Brooklyn residents will join people from across the country this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Martin Luther King Jr.

Many people will head to DC this weekend in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic day.

Many people will head to DC this weekend in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic day. (8/23/13)

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn residents will join people from across the country this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Martin Luther King Jr. led the 1963 march at the National Mall in DC, delivering his famous "I Have a Dream" speech and creating one of the most historic moments of the Civil Rights Movement.

Buses will be leaving the borough as early as 3 a.m. Saturday to participate in a similar walk in the capital, which is being organized by the National Action Network.

Several other events will be held throughout the weekend, all leading up to the grand finale on the exact anniversary next Wednesday, Aug. 28. President Obama, and former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will all speak at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the day.
 

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