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Today, August 28, 2012, is  the 49th anniversary of the groundbreaking March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom during which Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Reminiscent of this defining date in the Civil Rights movement, today is the first anniversary of the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial on the National Mall here in Washington D.C.

Organizers are commemorating the event with a program at the monument, followed by a screening of the film, The Long Walk Home, which tells the story of an African American housekeeper and her employer who make bold decisions in 1955 after civil rights organizers stage a boycott of the city buses toward establishing equal access to public transportation in Montgomery, Alabama.

Bring a blanket and lawn chair so you can enjoy a special outdoor screening of The Long Walk Home at The Martin Luther King Memorial, 1964 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20024

The program is from 7pm – 9pm free and open to the public.

 

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