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March on Washington: 60th Anniversary

August 26, 2023 @ 8:00AM - August 26, 2023 @ 1:00PM

We are returning to the nation’s capital on August 26th, 2023. Sixty years after Dr. King shared his dream, we are not commemorating the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom, we are continuing it. After Supreme Court decisions that have struck down our liberties and clawed back our rights, it is time to return to Washington and fight to Realize the Dream.

Join us on August 26th in Washington, D.C., from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

My dad’s speech at the March on Washington nearly 60 years ago was a profound moment in American history,” said Martin Luther King, III, Chairman of the Drum Major Institute.” Despite the significant progress we have made over these six decades, we need to rededicate ourselves to the mission my dad gave his life for.  It is difficult to not be disgruntled with everything going on in the world.  Black and Brown Americans are the target of violence, and our most vulnerable citizens are losing hope that brighter days are ahead. We have to do better. We have to hold our elected leaders accountable, and this anniversary gives us the opportunity to not just commemorate his historic calling, but to continue his efforts to make life better for everyone.”

“The struggles Black and Brown Americans, particularly women and girls, faced 60 years ago are, in many ways, still prevalent today,” said Arndrea Waters King, President of the Drum Major Institute.  “Dr. King called on us all to work to eradicate the triple evils of racism, poverty and violence by standing for peace, justice and equity.  As a mother, I’m afraid for my teenage daughter, but I am empowered to use my voice to ensure her future, and the future of all young girls, is as bright as her grandfather dreamed. Juneteenth reminds us that there is no challenge too big for us to overcome when we use our collective voices to bring about the change we need.  This August, we are inviting people from all over the world, from all walks of life, to join us in Washington, DC to call for action. Too many politicians have made Black and Brown Americans’ and marginalized groups’ lives unnecessarily difficult. It won’t be easy, but if we use our voices for good, change will happen, and this is our time to demand it.  It’s our turn to help realize the Dream and make democracy for all a reality.”

The March on Washington will be led by the Drum Major Institute and the National Action Network. More than 60 partner organizations have joined a diverse and expansive coalition of organizers.

To get involved or learn more about the March on Washington, visit

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