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About the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Washington, DC welcomes you for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights and freedom between August 22 - 28, 2013. If you plan on visiting during this time, please familiarize yourself with the events and local resources below to ensure you get the most out of your trip to mark this historic event.

March on Washington and Associated Events

The March on Washington organizers have three marquee events and a host of other activities over the week of August 22 – 28, 2013.   The three marque events are the Global Freedom Festival, March on Washington on August 24 and Let Freedom Ring Ceremony on August 28.  The following is a summary of these activities.

50th Anniversary March on Washington Realize the Dream March and Rally
 “Jobs, Justice  & Freedom”
Saturday, August 24, 8 am – 4 pm
Lincoln Memorial
Washington, DC

National Conveners: Martin Luther King, III & Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network
Co-Convened by: AFSCME, AFT,  APRI, HRC, LCCR,  NAACP, NBJC, SCLC,SEIU,  NCBW, NOW, NUL, NCNW, NCBCP and The King Center
Open to the public

Global Freedom Festival
Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25
[insert time]
[insert location]
Washington, DC

Hosted by The King Center & National Park Service
Open to the public

“Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony
Wednesday, August 28
1 pm – 5:30 pm
The Lincoln Memorial
Washington, DC

Hosted by The King Center
Open to the public