Good morning followers! My footage from this event was misplaced and has just been recovered. I know this is VERY late but here is some early morning late news!
On August 28th, 2013, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. This is a huge event in not just Black history but in American history. Citizens from across the country came to the Nation’s Capital to recognize and celebrate this historic march that happen 50 years ago on August 28th, 1963. This event was a groundbreaking nationally recognized moment that changed this country.
Obama has often said King is one of his heroes, and he keeps a framed programme from the 1963 march in the Oval Office. I honor both Martin Luther King, President Barack Obama and all the courageous people who marched in 1963 and in 2013. It was an honor to do press at this distinguished event and I am prod to call myself and African-American.
The president’s speech ranged across gay equality, women’s rights and immigration reform, but focused on what he called the continuing “shadow of poverty” – the aspect of King’s dream that was furthest from being realized. “For the men and women who gathered 50 years ago were not there in search of some abstract ideal,” he said. “They were there seeking jobs as well as justice. Not just the absence of oppression but the presence of economic opportunity.”