Today, the Manhattan Young Democrats join the Young Democrats of America and the rest of the nation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.
President Obama will speak from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial — the same hallowed location where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech.
This moment is particularly important and historic for the President’s core demographic – younger citizens.
The President, aides say, will reflect on what King’s speech meant to him, how far we’ve come and chart a course for the future – encouraging the younger generation to take responsibility in the continual struggle for civil rights.
At the conclusion of a seven day celebration, Let Freedom Ring Call to Action and Commemoration Ceremony, President Obama will be joined by former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, members of the King family, other civil rights leaders and luminaries, celebrities, youth and leaders from national and international organizations, and many more.
Join us as we reflect on the ideals pursued by Dr. King, the historical significance of Obama’s speech, the progress of the Civil Rights Movement and the hard work that lies ahead of us, in our communities and across around nation.
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