August 13, 2021
8:00 a.m. Gathering at McPherson Square Park at 15th Street and H Streets, NW
9:45 a.m. Marching from McPherson Square past Black Lives Matter Plaza, passing the White House and the Washington Monument
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Rally with the backdrop of the National Mall, entering 12th Street and Madison Drive, gathering from 7th Street to 14th Street between Jefferson and Madison Drives
The National Action Network (NAN) has 45 busses organized and ready to make the drive to D.C.
On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King led 250,000 people on a historic March On Washington. There, in front of the Lincoln Memorial, he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, calling on the nation to rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. At the time, Black Americans were living under the tyranny of laws—called “Jim Crow” laws— that legalized racial discrimination. His speech that day has become one of the defining moments in American history.
Today, state legislatures are pushing America back to the Jim Crow era with laws that reinstate systemic discrimination at the ballot box. That is why, on August 28, 2021—58 years to the day after his father’s march—Martin Luther King III will help to lead Americans on another march to demand federal voting rights protections.
Marching is a form of nonviolent protest, and protest is a form of democratic expression older than America itself. We march to shine the light of truth on what is happening in state legislatures, ensure that Americans understand what’s at stake, and give people a mechanism to demand action on this most urgent issue of our generation.
(Thanks to the March on Washington for Voting Rights for the above text.)